Before the Rain, 3x3in. Oil on linen/board (miniature oil painting)

Before the Rain, 3x3in. Oil on linen/board (miniature oil painting)


3x3, Oil on linen/board.The following reflection is attached to the back of the painting on laminated card stock.

Before The Rain

Finally delicate pear blossoms arrived. It was only fitting that their beauty be captured forever, before spring rains sent them back to mother earth.

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald

Please note that this minature needs to receive a coat of varnish along with drying time before it can be sent. Thanks!


Original 3x3, , Oil on linen/panel, Painted From Life in Fraser’s Mtn., Nova Scotia.

Painted with professional grade paints and archival material

Sold Unframed, Signed front and back

Comes with a small easel to display your miniature when it arrives

“Bringing the beauty of nature into your space with original art! Lovingly packaged for you!”


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A couple of years ago, I discovered that my dad has a pear tree that bursts into beautiful blossoms in the spring. They are fleeting, especially if we have lots of rain and wind! Last Spring I was determined to capture these sweet blooms in a miniature painting. I love the red anthers that can be seen when a blossom is new. Later, these red anthers turn a dark brownish color as the bloom ages.

It was an unusually hot day when I painted these little blossoms. They actually took much longer to paint than I expected. I remember the screws on my portable easel were coming loose and dad had to get a screw driver for me to tighten them up. I absolutely loved painting these pear blossoms in my parent’s backyard.

Fortunately, I was able to capture them in paint that day, because the next day we received high winds and torrential rains! Needless to say, the blossoms were driven to the ground after that major rain storm. Living in the moment—capturing fleeting moments—-so lucky!