Happy Pink Saturday

It's another Pink Saturday celebration over at Bev's place, How Sweet The Sound. We are on our way to visit my mother in Vermont, so I thought I would put my Pink Saturday Post up a bit early.

As I looked around my garden I couldn't help but notice all the pink geraniums. Such a great inspiration to paint. One of my favorite things to do is to paint miniatures. I have a special composition I love to paint. So, I thought why not paint pink geraniums.

painting 2Here are the stages of painting a miniature. It's a bit different because you have to work so very small. I love putting a big fat white mat on the finished painting at the end. You can either put the matted miniature in a frame, or just leave it in the mat and rest it on your favorite easel.

Stages of painting a Miniature  Painting of Pink Geraniums

Mary Isabella from Daisy Bouquet invited me to join her Pay It Forward, which means I take the first three people who comment on this post and I send them something. So, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to give away three of my miniature original Pink Geranium paintings. The first three people that comment on this post will receive one. I will contact you by Monday, when I return from my trip to get your addresses.

If you would like to continue the Pay It Forward, here are the directions:
The first three people who comment on this post will receive a surprise. Then you can post this challenge on your blog. You send the first three people who comment on the post a gift too. The gift that keeps on giving. The gift can be something you have, or made, or bought, or flee market items.

The best part of painting miniatures is that you can paint several at one time. So, I painted quite a few. I will include the white mat with each painting, the image measures 3" x 4 1/2" and the outside of the mat measures 5" x 7". So, you can use it right away sitting on an easel, or any 5 x 7 frame will fit. I really love using photo frames because you can stand them up, as well as hang them on a wall. When I return from Vermont on Monday, I will contact the first three people who have commented on this post, and get your addresses. Playing the game is your choice, but I will be sending you these miniatures either way.

Now for more pure pink post fun, visit Bev from How Sweet The Sound and continue on your Pink Saturday Journey. The name of the song for this post is Garden in the Rain, sung by the lovely Diana Krall.

Now I can't wait to paint something pink for next Pink Saturday.

Hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday
M.Kate said...

Karen :D these are just divine!! hugs and happy weekend :D

LiLi M. said...

These miniatures are sooo nice! I love the way you have presented them too. You are so talented in many ways.I hope you did have a nice time in Vermont!
xo LiLi


Hello Karen,

Lovely Pink post. Have a great time in Vermont!

~ Gabriela ~

Beverly said...

Karen, you consistently amaze me with your talent - you are a gifted artist, and your eye for beauty shines through in all you do. Your art, your photography and your writing are a gift to us all.

Happy Pink Saturday, and enjoy your time with your mother.

Mo'a said...

Your paintings are lovely...you have such a great talent.

Eleanor said...

The miniature paintings are just lovely! And how nice to go to Vermont - somewhere I have always wanted to go, especially in the autumn. I am pleased to be home and at last to have time to visit all my wonderful blog friends. I have also not forgotten my prize! I am going to post it and award my prize winners this weekend. Just takes a while to get back on keel after a trip away! Love Eleanor

Mary Isabella said...

They are so incredibly beautiful. The beautiful person you are shows through in all of your creations. Thank-you so much for playing. I am mailing your package out on Monday. I hope you have a fun filled weekend with your Mother in Vermont. Have I ever told you that I have always wanted to live in The New England area(Maine) I adore snow and seafood!!!! Hugs Mary

Mary Isabella said...

I just left a comment and I got an e-mail saying it was not deliverable. This is a test to see if it will post this one....Hugs ....Mary

Schotzy said...

Karen, I know I've said it before, but I love your blog! Your painting is exquisite and i always feel so happy to visit here!!!

Tara said...

Hi Karen

ENjoy Vermont, this time of year it is so nice there! Your miniatures are so great and the fashions...did you miss your calling?? I'd like the pink jacket please, size 8. Thank you!

silvia kruchowski said...

Beautiful paints!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Besitos from Argentina!


Dawn said...

WOw, those painting are just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more of your artistic work each week. You are truly talented.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

g said...

I just love the way you show us how its done! Sorry I missed being one of the first three - but your blog is always a treat!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a wonderful talent! The pictures are lovely.

Joy said...

Your paintings are absolutely lovely.

Marina Capano said...

Hi Karen! Happy Pink Saturday !Pretty pink pictures
visit me anytime.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Charming Karen....just charming. Hope you are having a good time in Vermont.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Karen, I adore the miniature geranium painting! Have a wonderful weekend!

Rue said...

Hi Karen :)

Your miniature is beautiful! Your talent continues to amaze me.

Have a wonderful time visiting your mother :)



Just beautiful!!! Love all of your pinks!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Karen, just catching up on my blogging:>) I just love the pink geranium mini! What a great idea to let these pink Saturdays inspire you.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Karen! You are sooo talented. I just love your paintings! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!


My Arts Desire said...

Wow! Such an amazing talent. You make it look so easy {but I know better}! Beautiful, beautiful.

I wish you safe travels and a lovely visit to Vermont!

Alison Gibbs said...

Your pink geraniums are so pretty

Margie said...

Oh darn! I think I'm #25! I'm waaaayyy too late! I missed out on your lovely *pink* geranium miniatures! They are so pretty! *sigh* It's taking me a long time to visit everyone this week, but I'm determined to do it! I love to look at your paintings, and can't wait to see what you paint for next week!

thestonerabbit said...

I missed this Pink Sat. post--I think it was when I was on my Road Trip :-) Your painting style is so wonderful! I also so enjoyed skimming some of your older posts. I am a fan---you hooked me:-) I hope it's OK if I add you to my Blog List! dana