Day 57/100 (14/25 #freefridays) : “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” - Ernest Hemingway. 27 x 27 mm. 📜
#miniature #watercolour #paintingsforants #ernesthemingway #author (at Observatory, Western Cape, South Africa)
Illuminated Manuscript, Conrad of Hirsau’s Speculum Virginum, The Thirty, Sixty and Hundredfold Fruits, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.72, fol. 61r by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts http://flic.kr/p/9LEctY
Less than an hour left to bid on the Kodak Brownie painting (auction ends at 3PM GMT+2) and less than 2 hours to bid on the orangutan painting (ends at 4PM GMT+2). If you’d still like to bid on these, please comment with your bid on the auction posts (these images posted a week ago). 🍁📷
It’s been well over a year since we last checked in on nutty creations of professional “Peanut taxidermist” and “Painter of Nuts” Steve Casino (previously featured here). He’s still toiling away (though we imagine he does more snickering than toiling) on punny new peanut characters, like Nuts-feratu, and has branched off from creating human likenesses to making monsters, animals, and inanimate objects including a mouthwatering mini hot dog. Casino was recently commissioned by MTV to create peanut versions of the main characters from Game of Thrones.
He also painted self-portrait in which he’s trapped inside a peanut shell:
Casino has created over 200 peanut characters over the last three years and he shows no signs of slowing down. Keep up with his latest creations via his personal website, Facebook page, or Instagram.
The miniature paintings of the South African artist Lorraine Loots, who for her 365 Postcards for Ants project
decided to create a miniature painting a day for one year. Here
is today a new selection of her miniature paintings, including some
beautiful astronomical landscapes…