Miniature Painting – Close to the Edge

Close to the Edge (2 x 3 inches; oils)

I was able to sneak in a couple of hours of painting today after walking the dog at the park. A miniature oil painting using my repurposed Altoids tin as a paint box. There’s a trail at the back edge of the park with a bench facing an open field. A peaceful place to sit, relax, and paint!


Free Art Friday – Woodland Sunrise

Something New

I decided to get out of the selling business with my artwork several months ago, and started giving away my artwork instead. Free Art Friday is nothing new on social media, but it’s something new for me. I’m putting my own spin on this wonderful art trend.

I will leave a piece of artwork at local restaurants, businesses, and public places. That’s what #freeartfriday is all about. My particular spin involves actually painting at the location, and then giving away my artwork to those who come up and speak with me. It’s been really fun and has been a blessing to me. I’m enjoying this much more than selling my paintings.

The above painting was painted at Sugarfire Smokehouse in Farmington, Missouri. I was able to enjoy a wonderful meal, and then do a little painting after the meal. I also gave away one of my miniature paintings, but not the one pictured above this text.

I’m looking for to doing this again real soon!


Miniature Painting – Beautiful Evening 

Beautiful Evening (2.5 x 3.5 inches; acrylics) 
My latest painting was completed with Liquitex Acrylic Paints. I find the Liquitex brand to be one of the best acrylic paints on the market. I am enjoying the acrylic experience! This one is a personal favorite. 

 Tom Conboy 

Miniature Painting – Mountain Stream 

I painted this miniature on July 11, 2017. This miniature was completed with Liquitex acrylic paints on black canvas panel. I’m very pleased with how it turned out! 

Here’s a quick video of the painting process for this acrylic painting…

Tom Conboy