Miniature watercolor painting by contemporary artist, Ellen Strope. The piece measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the gold ornate frame is 6" x 6 1/2". The artist signed and dated this piece in the lower left corner.
Ellen started drawing when she was old enough to handle a pencil and painting when she was a teen. Although she has never had art instruction, she does not consider herself 'self-taught'. As a Christian, she gives her Lord all the praise for the ability to draw and paint. She excels in detailed realism and prefers using acrylic (Interactive) and water soluble oil mediums. She has enjoyed painting miniatures for many years but also enjoys working on larger pieces and Christmas balls when time allows.
Ellen Strope is a member of the Association of Miniature Artists. For the past many years she has participated in national and international art exhibitions and competitions. She has been blessed with numerous awards.