Minimal Red study by F.A. Moore

Miniature Abstract
Oil Painting on coated MDF Panel
4 × 4 in. (about 10 × 10 cm)
May 15, 2013
Scanned @800 dpi, May 22, 2013

See my Signature Scarves, featuring this work:

  1. in Rich Red
  2. in Pumpkin
inspired by and referencing:

On the Threshold of a Dream
by Kathie Nichols

Thanks to Kathie Nichols for working with me, under written agreement, to facilitate my translation of her fine macro photography, to an oil study, which contemplates a later work.

As I was painting, I considered the changing moods of the sea and sky.

—F.A. Moore


  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Please see credits and image details on description page.

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful Frannie, somehow I thought it was large!

  • Maggie, thanks! The size you see on the page, is about its actual size in real life. But I scanned it at very high resolution— 800dpi; so RB is offering it as large as 20 × 20! That was kind of a shock. :))

    – F.A. Moore

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful piece, Frannie!

  • Mel, thank you so much!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesalmost 2 years ago

    Great depth of colour, and it gives the impression of a large scale work !

  • Many thanks for your note about the depth of color, achieved through a number of medium-fattened glazes, over a few sessions. Norah, I very much appreciate your lovely input, and do hope to create a larger work from this, when I have so time to focus on it.

    – F.A. Moore

  • RKGeorge
    RKGeorgealmost 2 years ago

    love minimalist works such as these…the moreone looks the more is seen….very wispy with an ephemeral quality…great translation of Kathie’s fine piece

  • Thank you so much, Rick, for mentioning the ephemeral quality of some of these wisps of trailing or leading color. The main effect I wanted was to capture something of the “macro” effect of photography— that is to capture the internal qualities (in this case, motion) of something that may not be so apparent from a distance.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromalmost 2 years ago

    Dramatic, moody… Top Shelf Frannie!

  • I’m delighted to know your excellent feedback, Susan. Very grateful!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful and intriguing, Frannie! I really like how it seems so much larger than it is. Its significance transcends its physical size. The movement in that gorgeous glowing world you created makes it feel like the work spans feet, not inches. Wow!

  • Someone challenged me a while back to paint miniature abstracts; and it seemed like an interesting idea. That’s cool that this seems larger than it is. I discovered, that because of its small physical size, it was easy to focus on the movement I wanted, as well as the nuanced colors gotten from glazes. Thank you, Robin!

    – F.A. Moore

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 2 years ago

    Oh very lovely, my kind of painting x

  • So nice to hear, Linda. Thank you!

    – F.A. Moore

  • andy551
    andy551almost 2 years ago

    An excellent creation that is beautifully done!!!

  • Many thanks, Andy. :)

    – F.A. Moore

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 2 years ago

    Oh Frannie, this is just stunning. I love it to bits!! So glad you chose my macro photo “On the Threshold of a Dream” to translate. They way you have blended the rich colours together is just fabulous. Next on my list (well soon) I’ve just got to try oils….lol!

  • Gosh, Kathie, you will love oils. They take a little getting use to, but they are beautiful to work with; so rewarding. I love you original macro, and as you can see, it was a terrific inspiration for color and shape. Thank you so much for allowing me the pleasure to translate initially to this study. I’m already dreaming about the large version and will keep you posted!

    – F.A. Moore

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