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Tiny Paintings

April 17, 2013

by Carole Goldney


Just a quick mid-week post to show off some of my mom’s artwork.  These three paintings are only 4×6″, painted on heavy watercolour paper – not sure of the thickness, but thick.  🙂  They are actually greeting cards.

The colours on the one above astound me.  I looked outside one day this past winter and thought – those ARE the colours!  My mom got it perfect.

The colours on this painting by fellow blogger Nicholas Herbert are a similar wintery scheme.


My mom has a larger version of this one below in her house.  Since I love it so much, she painted me this tiny one for my birthday a couple of years ago:


by Carole Goldney


I want to lose myself in that garden for a few hours!


by Carole Goldney


This was a Solstice card Mom sent me a few years ago.

It’s hard to believe these amazing paintings are so tiny!  But they do fit quite nicely on the Treehouse bookshelves and in other nooks and crannies.  When I play the “What Would You Take In a Fire” game with my friends (like you don’t), my mom’s paintings always top my list.


In a day and age when greeting cards can be found at the dollar store, there is nothing quite like cards that have a handmade touch to them.  Whatever creative skills you may have, don’t be afraid to share them with the people you love.  Even tiny paintings like this have a lot of impact, and the personal association with such mementos are priceless.

Happy Creating!


Dodie Goldney

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2013 10:18 am

    BEAUTIFUL! absolutely gorgeous little paintings. I quite enjoy making and receiving hand made postcards!

  2. April 22, 2013 6:15 pm


  3. March 4, 2014 5:14 am

    Just beautiful!

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