Mini Master piece

Create your own miniature painting inspired by artist Natasha Bieniek
and her deep appreciation for gardens and green spaces. 

Using a border / frame to find and capture a detailed part of your garden, or green space in your home or balcony. This will help you emphasis the image inside the frame and allow you to focus on the smaller details.

The artist uses dibond - aluminium sheet to paint onto.
In this activity you will make a small canvas made from aluminium foil to paint onto.

Materials needed:

  • Aluminium foil Cardboard  
  • Scissors
  • Pencil to mark out the lines for the frame  
  • Ruler
  • Sticky tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Camera

autumn flora sculptures

Monet, The Galette

Step 1 

  • Using a sheet of cardboard draw a frame
  • Cut this out and use the inside as your canvas board

Step 2

Wrap the same canvas in foil and sticky tape the back together

Monet, The Galette

Monet, The Galette

Step 3

  • Find some plants in your garden or veggie patch, on your balcony or home
  • Using the frame to select a section of what you would like to focus on place the frame over this spot and take a photo

Step 4

  • Set your Acrylic paints up and use the photo as a reference to begin painting your mini master piece

Monet, The Galette

Monet, The Galette

Step 5

  • You can chose to leave part of the foil exposed –which makes a reference to the material that the artist uses or paint the whole picture

Step 6 > Share it with us!

Share it with us! Upload a photo of your artwork below and we will share your creations on this page

Activity and photographs by Hana Vasak.