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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

California Gold Town, Small-Scale Vintage Figurative Landscape Watercolor
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming small-scale watercolor painting of figures sitting outside an old building in a small California gold town by R. E. Baker (American, 20th Century). The warm color palette of...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Waterco...

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Paper, 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

Small White and Purple Modernist Floral Still Life Irises Watercolor Painting
Located in Houston, TX
White, purple, and green-toned modernist floral still life by Helen McClelland. This watercolor painting depicts lush white and purple irises against a light, glowing background. Sig...
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1960s Modern Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

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

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

Materials

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

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

Materials

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

Caput Mortuum (Small) 1 by Nancy Charak
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...

Materials

Graphite, Watercolor

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

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

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

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

  • SMALL CHILD
  • SMALL CHILD
  • SMALL CHILD
  • SMALL CHILD
H 10 in. W 8.5 in. D 1 in.
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 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

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...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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

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

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

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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

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...

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Paper, Charcoal

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

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Paper, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

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...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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

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...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, 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

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...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

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

Materials

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

"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 (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...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink

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 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

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...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

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

Making Small Repairs, Port of Honfleur. Normandy.Fishing Boats.Fishermen. French
By William Lee Hankey
Located in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset
This original painting by William Lee Hankey dating from around 1910. The painting is presented and supplied in a sympathetic and contrasting new replacement frame to contrast the sc...
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Early 20th Century Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

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...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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

"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

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...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

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

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

  • Small Beetle-Big Bite
  • Small Beetle-Big Bite
  • Small Beetle-Big Bite
  • Small Beetle-Big Bite
H 10 in. W 7 in. D 0.1 in.
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...

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper

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

"Shield, Kiowa, Central Plains c. 1850 (small version)," signed by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Shield, Kiowa, Central Plains c. 1850 (small version)" is an watercolor painting by David Barnett, signed in the lower right. It is an illustration of a painted shield from the Kiow...
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1990s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor

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

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

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...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Wood Panel, Color Pencil, Graphite

Aurora Brumalis (Winter Dawn) -Small Abstract Blue and Orange Work on Cast Paper
By Ruggero Vanni
Located in New York, NY
Ruggero Vanni's "Aurora Brumalis (Winter Dawn)" 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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Watercolor, Handmade Paper, Pigment, Mixed Media

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

Materials

Pigment, Mylar, Pencil

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...

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Mixed Media, Watercolor, Handmade Paper, Pigment

Solving Small Problems, gouache on paper multicolor abstraction
By Sandy Litchfield
Located in New York, NY
Sandy Litchfield's recent abstractions are engaged in a conversation about landscape, metamorphosis and growth. Inspired by nature and also a sense of time and place, the works are e...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Gouache

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...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

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

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

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 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

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Paper, Charcoal, Gouache

1957 Broadway Production, "Small War on Murray Hill"
By George Wachsteter
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Pen and Ink on Illustration Board Signature: Signed Lower Left Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the 1957 Broadway production of Robert E. Sherwood`s final pla...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Illustration Board, Pen

Gore Vidal's 1957 Comedy, "A Visit to a Small Planet"
By George Wachsteter
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Pen and Ink on Illustration Board Signature: Signed Upper Right This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 13.50" x 13.50." Caricat...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Illustration Board, Pen

Untitled 04 - Contemporary, Abstract, Black, Organic, Small, Drawing
By Zsolt Berszán
Located in Berlin, DE
Untitled 04, 2015 - 2016 Mixed technique: oil paint, adhesive on paper (Signed on reverse, Framed) 8.26 H x 5.9 W in 21 H x 15 W cm Zsolt Berszán’s work speaks of repulsion and fasc...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Adhesive, Oil

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:...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Acrylic, Pastel

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Small Watercolors For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of small watercolors available for sale. Finding the ideal Abstract, Contemporary or Impressionist examples of these works for your living room, whether you’re looking for small- or large-size pieces, is no easy task — start by shopping our selection today. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Small watercolors available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes gray, beige, black, gold and more. 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.

How Much are Small Watercolors?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — small watercolors in our inventory begin at $145 and can go as high as $86,291, while the average can fetch as much as $550.

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