Mini's, also known as ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) or ACEO's (Art Cards Originals and Editions) measure 2.5" X 3.5" or a little bigger than the standard size business card. I've known about these for years but have never painted any. I follow the blog of Karen Margulis, a very prolific landscape pastel painter. Karen had "Mini Week" on her blog last week and it inspired me to try a few, but in acrylic. I may do some pastel mini's later. I picked up some mini canvas boards at the craft store and went to work. I painted all five of these in one session.
This was a lot of fun so I'm sure I'll do more. Besides being fun, painting mini's is a useful exercise. In a relatively short time you get plenty of practice and test a few compositions and execute a few color studies, very productive!