|"Carbon Canyon at dawn," 5" x 5", oil on masonite|
This is new for me, work at this scale, strictly in oil. It's the first of what I hope will be a small work done daily from Monday to Friday, serving as a visual diary of the bits of beauty I manage to tease out of my surroundings.
The project, which I'm calling "Miniature in the Mail," is inspired by the movement of daily painters on the internet. The idea is simple: create a small, affordable piece that can be mailed easily and quickly, and offer it up for auction on eBay or a similar platform. I thought rather than auction my work, though, I'd price works starting, for now, at a flat $USD 75 and sell them on a first come, first served basis, covering shipping, taxes where appropriate, packaging, and anything else myself.
You can purchase works and peruse the full, growing collection, starting here with numero uno at the top of this week, on my website, www.ivanostocco.com.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.