Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Micro Paintings by Maria


Nail Wheel Wednesday is taking a break so I can tell you about a much more elevated way of painting on fake nails. I've had Maria's Nail Art and Polish Blog on my reading list for ages. The things she can do with polish and paint just amaze me. When she said she was thinking of opening a shop to sell her art and asked if I'd like to get a sample piece, it took me about half a second to say "YES!" A few e-mails later, she sent me photos of the paintings she'd done for me, and I thought they were wonderful. When they arrived, mounted on a piece of clear acrylic for easy display and nestled safely in a sturdy box, I was even more impressed—photos just don't capture all the detail on these pieces. Nonetheless, I took some photos to share with you.

I asked for a four seasons theme, and here we have winter on the left, working through spring, summer, and fall as we move to the right (and into the blur—I was trying to be artistic):



It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm leaning toward winter—it so reminds me of skiing through the trees.



I love how Maria used purple in all the backgrounds but varied the hues and textures from season to season to add even more visual interest.





Maria's shop, Micro Paintings by Maria is now open, and to celebrate, she's having a giveaway for a custom set of paintings. All you need to do to enter is go and like her shop's Facebook page and then go enter on her blog. The giveaway ends April 10th. The more likes the page gets, the more winners there will be.

I may never manage to get skilled enough to paint like Maria, but now I can have some of her art in my own collection to keep and admire whenever I like, and that makes me happy. I hope her shop does well!

The art shown in this post was provided free for review purposes. The content of the post was not dictated by the provider.

15 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! She is so freakin talented!

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  2. I love Maria' work - but I cannot wear tips. I get water mold ASAP when I put them on. She gets such detail into tiny places!

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  3. I have always been a fan of Maria's work, she's very talented!

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  4. Awww, thank you so much Karen, I love this post - and am so happy you like the small paintings :)

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  5. Great set of micro paintings, beautiful four seasons theme! Maria is a queen of micro paintings and I reall wish her luck and lot of success with her shop! :-)

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  6. Wow these are beautiful! So skillfully created - I wish her well for the shop too! =)

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  7. Wow those are awesome! I love the cherry blossoms especially!:)

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  8. Maria never stops to amaze me, every new creation is like little miracle, i really love her work :D

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  9. She is great. The flowers designs are amazing :)

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  10. Maria is so talented! Love the 4 seasons theme :D

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