Teeny Tiny Landscape Paintings

Tiny Landscape Painting Project •

I always eyeball tiny canvases when I’m at the art store and think about how cute they are. So I finally decided to buy some, and we had a little landscape-painting party.

Tiny Landscape Painting Project •


  • Tiny canvases or Artist Trading Cards
  • Tiny paint brushes
  • Acrylic paints

Painting Materials for Tiny Landscapes •

This project actually requires some patience. Fen wanted to jump in and glob paint all over it and be done. (I think Minecraft was beckoning.)

First we painted the grass and sky, using slightly watered-down paint. We used short, loose brush strokes, and talked about how they looked sort of like the Impressionists would paint.

While these were still wet, we took a paper towel and blotted them to give them a textural look.

Instead of jumping right back in, we set them aside to dry.

Then we painted on our foreground landscape elements; bushes and trees. Again, these were left to dry. They really don’t take that long to dry, but sometimes it takes a lot of willpower to walk away from them for a half hour or so.

Tiny Painting Project •

The final touches were added- a few lighter green marks to make the leaves look more 3-dimensional, red berries/apples. You can talk about how well red pops from a green background, since they’re complementary colors and all.

We had a special model help show off the finished product.

Tiny Painting Project •

For more inspiration, check out 17 Acrylic Painting Techniques to Try With Kids.

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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  1. Those are totally cute, Jeanette. I hear you on Minecraft. For my son, I think Roblox would beckon him. He just doesn’t seem interested in this type of stuff. I love the action figure – but I think this may be too fussy for me. Haha!

    Not sure I have the patience for this one – but I’d like to. Really!

    What a great idea!

  2. Cool! My dolls, I mean my daughter’s dolls, would love these paintings. I am going to link to this post. I have a mini DIY easel post coming up!

  3. I’ve also eyed those at the craft store… hoping to be inspired one day. Well, today is that day! Thanks!

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