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"Something Beautiful" Dotty Botanical Original

Tidepool & Botanical Minis

Resin miniatures; bold patterns and visually stimulating pops of color perfect for displaying in groups or independently.

"Something Beautiful" Dotty Botanical Original

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"Something Beautiful" Dotty Botanical Original


What is a Dotty Botanical? Dotty Botanicals are smaller snippets of my large tree paintings. They emulate organic shapes and forms found in nature and are inspired by pointillism. The layered dot work consists of metallic and iridescent drops of color to create a vibrant, stimulating image, finished with glossy layer of resin. They begin as a cradled birch board that I prime with either white or black, and then backgrounds are a combination of several layers of finger painting and transparent drips and splashes.

There are no two alike… they do not get made into reproductions… they are truly one of a kind pieces that can be hung on the wall or set upon a shelf or a table. Each one comes with its own name, collected from the pages of old poetry books and novels.

Squares are 6x6”, Rectangles are 4x8”

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