For sale a miniature oil painting by contemporary artist, James A. Andrews. "Medusa's Pond" is a beautiful little marsh scene with evenings glow. The art measures 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4" and brown wood frame is 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. The artist signed and dated in the lower right corner. Both art and frame are in very good condition. Free shipping in continental USA.
It was a blustery Ohio snowstorm that drew James A. Andrews into the world of art.
“It was about 40 years ago. We were snowed in for a week, and I needed to find something for the kids to do,” said Andrews, of Bellevue, Ohio. “I brought out the crayons, paints and thought, This is kind of fun.”
Over time he taught himself to paint, pen and ink drawings and create woodcarvings. At first with the help of how-to books and visits to art museums in Toledo and Cleveland. Now Andrews is an art instructor at Terra State Community College.
His specialty is miniature paintings ...... fully detailed landscapes and still lifes painted on canvas as small as 2 ½" x 3 ½". Andrews stumbled into the art of miniatures about 20 years ago. “I was going to an art show in Parma, and one of the categories was miniatures. I had no idea what that was, so I called and asked. I did three of them and got first, second and third place,” he said.
“The secret is your brushes have to come to a nice, fine point, and I use a magnifying glass when I get down to the nitty-gritty part of it,” he said. “I probably take as much time painting these as the big ones. Everything is in there. You’re just taking the big painting and shrinking it.”
Andrews sells his miniatures in art shows all over the country, and his works have been chosen for display at World Federation of Miniaturists Worldwide Exhibitions in both Moscow and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
Miniature Oil Painting by Contemporary Artist, James A. Andrews-Medusa's Pond