kharaledonne

tiny oil paintings

Bellingham, Washington · 3135 Sales

kharaledonne

tiny oil paintings

Bellingham, Washington 3135 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1256)

Announcement   On July 20th we had a little baby boy named Sunny. He arrived 4 weeks early and has thrown us for quite a loop! My shop interactions will be at a minimum, and I will not be painting any custom orders until autumn. Thank you for understanding.

I make whimsical, mini enamel paintings. Each piece is painted directly onto the metal - no paper prints glued in place. They are super individual, with tiny brushstrokes. Cross my heart and pickle my pie I don't use a magnifying glass, though it has taken more than a few years for my eyes to adjust to this scale.

Thank you so much for the incredible stories and support!
Love,
Khara

Follow along:
www.kharaledonne.com/sea-blog/
Here is an excellent video that my penpal made about the painting process!: http://vimeo.com/109888849
And a vunderful Etsy feature:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-khara-ledonne/

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 22, 2017

On July 20th we had a little baby boy named Sunny. He arrived 4 weeks early and has thrown us for quite a loop! My shop interactions will be at a minimum, and I will not be painting any custom orders until autumn. Thank you for understanding.

I make whimsical, mini enamel paintings. Each piece is painted directly onto the metal - no paper prints glued in place. They are super individual, with tiny brushstrokes. Cross my heart and pickle my pie I don't use a magnifying glass, though it has taken more than a few years for my eyes to adjust to this scale.

Thank you so much for the incredible stories and support!
Love,
Khara

Follow along:
www.kharaledonne.com/sea-blog/
Here is an excellent video that my penpal made about the painting process!: http://vimeo.com/109888849
And a vunderful Etsy feature:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-khara-ledonne/

Khara Ledonne

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Khara Ledonne

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5 out of 5 stars
(1256)
Cheryl Oravetz

Cheryl Oravetz on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a great locket. Everything about it is just right. Better in person then pictures can capture. Khara, did exactly what I requested. She is a wonderful artist.

harleydoo

harleydoo on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love, love, love and will treasure my little locket of my german shepherd, Athena, gazing at her little flock of sheep. Khara is brilliant and I am sure to order again.

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Camping season! Get your marshmallows and mosquito bites ready!

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Inspired by all our time on the water recently. Someone said it looks like a whale swimming past the portholes of a boat under water. Isn't that a wonderful way to see it?

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My first little lighthouse inspired by our inaugural sail. In spite of the bleariness of seasickness, you betcha I still got a good look at those wonderful structures.

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Daydreams in a Nutshell

These things are important!
These daydreams.
So many voices tell us to straighten up, work hard, cut the fat and focus. Maybe it's true, but I stand for the little voice that tells you to take a nap, stare at the clouds and think about your favorite things.
I get to make mini escapes. The place you want to go instead of where you are. The capsule of fresh air that can be worn around your neck and taken wherever you go, or even given to someone who needs it more than you. Nostalgic landscapes, spirit animals, inside jokes: this is the good stuff that reminds you why you are you, and nobody else.

See my process and how it all works in this sweet little video: http://vimeo.com/109888849
(copy + paste in a new window and it'll pop right up)

For fifteen years I've been mucking about with paint, usually on great big walls and windows. Miniatures crept in so sneakily, an experimentation at most. My eyes were terrible; hands were shaky. Over time it came more naturally, and my eyes even got better; no kidding! Now it looks like Santa's workshop around here, with me curled over my little elf table, holding my breath for the perfect brushstroke. Everything is tiny and beautiful, and everyday I am amazed that I get to create so many miniature masterpieces to sustain myself and others.

Images above are stills from the mini movie created and directed by Sam Friedman Portrait against blue background by Marilyn Glinka

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    I make messes. Tiny ones.

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