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Sunset Over the Mountains (Small Framed Mountain & River Landscape Drawing))
By Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
Located in Hudson, NY
Small Hudson River School style landscape drawing on paper of the Hudson River Valley in shades of purple, blue and violet 'Sunset Over the Mountains' by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams paste...
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2010s Hudson River School Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Infanta LI (Small Abstract Cubist Graphite Drawing in Vintage Black Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Graphite on paper in vintage, mid century modern black wood frame 14 x 12 x 2.25 inches in black painted beveled frame This listing is available from Carrie Haddad Gallery, based in ...
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2010s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

On The Beach Small Work on Paper
By André Gisson
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Andre Gisson watercolor signed a Motyka gold leaf frame under glass. André Gisson (1921 – July 28, 2003) was an American Impressionist painter. He graduated from the Pratt Institute ...
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1980s Impressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Small Village Along the River - Original signed charcoals drawing
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Small Village Along the River Original charcoal drawing Signed in the bottom right On drawing paper 52 x 43 cm (c 21 x 17 inch) Excellent condition G...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Carriage coming from a Small Village - Original Signed Charcoals Drawing
By Gustave Poetzsch
Located in Paris, FR
Gustave Poetzsch (1870-1950) Carriage coming from a Small Village, c. 1900 Original charcoals and pencil drawing Signed bottom right Stamp of the Estate auction sale on the back On...
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Early 1900s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Pencil

Explosive Issue - Abstract Small Watercolor Painting
By Andrei Petrov
Located in New York, NY
Andrei Petrov's Explosive Issue is a 13 x 10.5 inches watercolor painting. The main colors are a deep green and gray. Petrov works by applying layers of paint and then scraping off s...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Watercolor

1977 Watercolour - Small Town Harbour
Located in Corsham, GB
An attractive watercolour painting, depicting a small town harbour with boats. Signed illegibly and dated '77' to the lower right-hand corner. Well-presented in a wash line card moun...
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Small town. Red-blue mood. 2020. Watercolor, paper, 60,5 x 71,5 cm
By Zigmunds Snore
Located in Riga, LV
Small town. Red-blue mood. 2020. Watercolor, paper, 60,5 x 71,5 cm Zigmunds Šņore was born in 1942 in Latvia. His works has been exhibited since 1969 and are held in private collec...
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2010s Realist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"Elite Workers", Small-Scale Modern Figural Collage w Watercolor by Dick Crispo
By Dick Crispo
Located in Soquel, CA
Modern small-scale watercolor and collage, a mixed media composition featuring a modified photograph with colorful watercolor accents by Dick Crispo (American, b. 1945). Titled "Elit...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Magazine Paper, Photographic Paper, Pen

Cactus - Small Scale Original Painting on Panel of a Saguaro Cactus
By Christina Haglid
Located in Chicago, IL
"Cactus", by Christina Haglid, is a painstakingly detailed watercolor of a Saguaro Cactus on panel. Each needle from the cactus is evident in this small scale painting. The backgro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Waterc...

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Panel, Watercolor, Gouache

Travelers - Small Scale Original Nautical Painting in Soft Color and High Detail
By Christina Haglid
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting is both strange and intimate. It depicts a small wooden boat floating on the water and two "passengers" in the form of a leafless tree and shrub. The placid water and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Waterc...

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Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

Erosions of the Square III - Abstract Small Painting on Japanese Silk Paper
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Erosions of the Square III is a 19 x 25-inch abstract painting on Japanese silk paper. The composition of this precious small work on paper takes advantage of the ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Gold Leaf

Caput Mortuum (Small) 3
By Nancy Charak
Located in Morton Grove, IL
watercolor and graphite on clayboard
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Watercolor

Caput Mortuum (Small) 2
By Nancy Charak
Located in Morton Grove, IL
watercolor and graphite on claybord
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Waterco...

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Graphite, Watercolor

Caput Mortuum (Small) 1
By Nancy Charak
Located in Morton Grove, IL
watercolor and graphite on claybord
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Waterco...

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Graphite, Watercolor

Small Clocks #68, Abstract Painting by Chris Anderson
By Chris Anderson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Chris Anderson Title: Small Clocks #68 Year: 2006 Medium: Acrylic and Pastel on Paper, Signed and titled in pencil Image Size: 24 x 25 inches Size: 41.5 x 29.5 inches Frame:...
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Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic, Pastel

Erosions of the Square in Blue I- Abstract Small Painting on Japanese Silk Paper
By Gian Berto Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Gian Berto Vanni's Erosions of the Square in Blue I is a 19 x 25-inch abstract painting on Japanese silk paper. The composition of this precious small work on paper takes advantage o...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Gold Leaf

Small Beetle-Big Bite
By Dwight Smith
Located in San Francisco, CA
<p>Artist Comments<br /> I love to create still life paintings using food, and sometimes humor. This glazed prefect doughnut has a huge bite taken out of it, and the little beetle ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

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H 10 in. W 7 in. D 0.1 in.
Bouquet, Small Works No. 112, small abstract work on paper, multicolored
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Day Series 1, small oil painting on paper, blue and orange
By Lisa Pressman
Located in New York, NY
Oil on paper. 14" x 11" framed.
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Oil

Sentries, Small Works No. 115, small abstract work on paper, multicolored
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Guardian, Small Works No. 108, small, abstract, brightly colored work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Switzerland, Small Works No. 109, small abstract, brightly colored work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Still Here, Small Works No. 107, small, abstract, brightly colored work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

What we become, Small Works No. 114, small abstract work on paper, multicolored
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

We can still dress up, Small Works No. 111, small abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

SMALL CHILD
Located in Portland, ME
Mora, F. Luis (Amwericn, born Uruguay, 1874-1940). UNTITLED (SMALL CHILD). Drawing, pencil on paper. Not dated, but circa 1890-1910. Signed in pencil. 5 x 4 inches. Framed to 10 1/8 ...
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Early 1900s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

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H 10 in. W 8.5 in. D 1 in.
Small Vortex
By Patrick Blake
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This original drawing by Patrick Blake measures 14in x 11.5in and ships float mounted in the pictured simple black custom frame. "Though I work in many different mediums, drawing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Waterco...

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Archival Paper, Permanent Marker

Small Contradictions
By Anne Muntges
Located in Buffalo, NY
You are viewing an original mixed media work by emerging American artist Anne Muntges. Anne Muntges is an artist who makes highly detailed drawings, prints, and installation art b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Interior Drawings and Waterco...

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Color Pencil, Felt Pen, Ink, Pencil

Three Small Sunflowers and Two Roses by the Window
By Beulah Stevenson
Located in New York, NY
This Three Small Sunflowers still-life by Beulah Stevenson (1890-1965) is a joyful modernist composition. With just touches of color she indicates a window and colorful curtains blow...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

Quicksand (Small) #18
By Mary Spain
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Titled and described by the artist verso Colored pencil on raw sienna laid rag paper
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1980s Surrealist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Color Pencil

Grid Drawing (small 4)
By Daniel Brice
Located in Phoenix, AZ
charcoal on paper Daniel Brice’s works are composed using a minimal rectilinear language, divided into planes of color implying vast spatial landscapes. His work references the ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and W...

Materials

Paper, Charcoal

Untitled, Small Vessels No. 4, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil

Untitled, Small Vessels No. 6, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled, Small Vessels No. 1, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor

Untitled, Small Vessels No. 3, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled, Small Collections No. 7, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled, Small Collections No. 8, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled, Small Vessels No. 5, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled, Small Collections No. 6, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

"Chimneys at Dusk", Small Pastel San Francisco Abstract Urban Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Abstracted Bay Area skyline against a pink sunset creates beautiful and soft geometries in this small pastel urban landscape by San Francisco artist Chris Cacciotti (American, 20th C...
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1990s Abstract Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel, Watercolor

Untitled A (set of 4 small)
By George Thiewes
Located in Phoenix, AZ
charcoal on paper, individually framed In the fields of sculpture and drawing, George Thiewes creates sharp, angular work with a focus on the interaction of light and dark. That ...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Charcoal

Pompeii Papyrus - Small Abstract Red and Pink Work on Paper
By Ruggero Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Ruggero Vanni's "Pompeii Papyrus" is a 18 x 17 inch abstract work on paper mounted in a 25 x 25 inch black frame shadow box. The hand made paper is very tridimensional, with red and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings a...

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Mixed Media, Watercolor, Handmade Paper, Pigment

Untitled, Small Collections No. 10, multicolored abstract work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
“This series of paintings was significant for me to make. It marked the return to the studio after a year at home due to the pandemic. New iterations began to emerge (Vessels + Statu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Graphite, Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil

Untitled B (set of 2 small)
By George Thiewes
Located in Phoenix, AZ
charcoal on paper, individually framed In the fields of sculpture and drawing, George Thiewes creates sharp, angular work with a focus on the interaction of light and dark. That ...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Charcoal

Untitled (Small Entoptical Illusions I)
By Leigh Suggs
Located in Morton Grove, IL
ink on paper Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resides in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 an...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink

"The Small Collar", Trees Inhabited by Human, Paper Drawing with Pigment Colors
By Frank Girard
Located in Clermont-Ferrand, FR
This drawing by Frank Girard is created with ink and pigments Colors, on 300g/m2 neutral white paper. It is not framed. Through drawings, the masterful French artist Frank Girard is...
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2010s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor, Pigment

Untitled, Small Works No. 73, geometric abstraction, work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
Between September 2018 and April 2019, I created 100 small paintings consecutively. I endeavored to make nothing else and viewed the project as an opportunity to experiment and solid...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled (Small Entoptical Illusions III)
By Leigh Suggs
Located in Kansas City, MO
Leigh Suggs Title: Untitled (Small Entoptical Illusions III) Medium: ink on paper Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches Year: 2017 Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resi...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

Materials

Paper, Ink

Solstitium (Summer Solstice) - Small Abstract Orange and Purple Work on Paper
By Ruggero Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Ruggero Vanni's "Solstitium (Summer Solstice)" is a 18 x 17 inch abstract work on paper mounted in a 25 x 25 inch black frame shadow box. The hand made paper is very tridimensional, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings a...

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Mixed Media, Watercolor, Handmade Paper, Pigment

For Finn, Small Works No. 69, green geometric abstraction, work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
Between September 2018 and April 2019, I created 100 small paintings consecutively. I endeavored to make nothing else and viewed the project as an opportunity to experiment and solid...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled, Small Works No. 51, green geometric abstraction, work on paper
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
Between September 2018 and April 2019, I created 100 small paintings consecutively. I endeavored to make nothing else and viewed the project as an opportunity to experiment and solid...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Untitled (Small Entoptical Illusions II)
By Leigh Suggs
Located in Morton Grove, IL
ink on paper Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resides in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 a...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink

Estate Lux (Summer Light) - Small Abstract Yellow and Orange Work on Paper
By Ruggero Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Ruggero Vanni's "Estate Lux (Summer Light)" is a 17 x 16 inch abstract work on paper mounted in a 25 x 25 inch black frame shadow box. The hand made paper is very tridimensional, wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings a...

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Mixed Media, Watercolor, Handmade Paper, Pigment

Ardere Nix (Burning Snow) - Small abstract red and black work on paper
By Ruggero Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Ruggero Vanni's "Ardere Nix (Burning Snow)" is a 18 x 17 inch abstract work on paper, mounted in a 25 x 25 inch black frame shadow box. The hand made paper is very tridimensional, wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings a...

Materials

Mixed Media, Watercolor, Handmade Paper, Pigment

Untitled (Small Entoptical Illusions III)
By Leigh Suggs
Located in Morton Grove, IL
ink on paper Leigh Suggs was born in 1981 in North Carolina and currently resides in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003 an...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink

Small Maelstrom (Ref 854) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Small Maelstrom (Ref 854) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the cente...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Pigment, Mylar, Pencil

Not good enough for either side, Small Works No. 74, geometric abstraction
By Sasha Hallock
Located in New York, NY
Between September 2018 and April 2019, I created 100 small paintings consecutively. I endeavored to make nothing else and viewed the project as an opportunity to experiment and solid...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Small Boat and Bather in Dinard
By Jean Pons
Located in London, GB
'Small Boat and Bather in Dinard', gouache and charcoal on art paper, by French artist, Jean Pons (1961). Painted in a naïve style, the piece depicts a bather nearby a beached small ...
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1960s Expressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Charcoal, Gouache

Small maelstrom (Ref 855) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Small maelstrom (Ref 855) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the cent...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

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Small Watercolor Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of small watercolor paintings available on 1stDibs. A selection of these works in the Abstract, Contemporary and Impressionist styles can be found today in our inventory. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the small watercolor paintings that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, beige, black and gold. These artworks have been a part of the life’s work for many artists, but the versions made by David Dew Bruner, Margot Glass, Ruggero Vanni, Zsolt Berszán and Sue Bryan are consistently popular. Frequently made by artists working in paper, paint and pencil, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large iterations of these items, so small small watercolor paintings measuring 1.66 inches across are available.

How Much are Small Watercolor Paintings?

Small watercolor paintings can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $500, while the lowest priced sells for $145 and the highest can go for as much as $86,291.

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