I started doing miniature paintings as a daily exercise, primarily with the goal to paint more often and hone my skills for finer detail in smaller compositions. By the time I completed my first tiny painting, I was already fascinated by the amount of detail I was able to achieve on such a small surface and immediately wanted to paint another beautiful landscape. Despite my original worries of this exercise becoming tedious at best, these oil paintings quickly turned into my favorite part of the day.

I chose coins simply because I prefer to paint on metal, and preferably copper, so the penny was the perfect fit for these unique artworks. And yes, I do prefer pennies minted before 1981 because of their higher copper content!

I enjoy doing beautiful drawings for commissions and personal pieces with various subjects including landscapes, portraits, wildlife, and fantasy work because I am an avid book lover.

You can see more of my creative ideas and some behind the scenes pictures and videos on my Instagram or my website.

More info: Instagram | brymariearts.com

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The Whomping Willow

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Mary Stiles
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2 years ago

#harrypotter

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The average painting can take up to ten hours to complete, but the process is stretched between multiple days to allow drying time between each layer. If I have multiple drawing ideas I'm working on at once, it can take weeks to complete one piece. Everything I achieve is done traditionally using oils, along with simple mediums to help with the flow of the paints, and of course, tiny brushes.

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The Park At Midnight

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Walter Cheego
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2 years ago

I wonder how much she sells these for? She should at least double her money, but that's just my 2 cents!

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Finally I Was Able To Complete This Patronus Painting. I Always Wanted To See One Cast During Twilight In The Forest. This Painting Is Titled Harry's Guardian. .
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Miranda Panda
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2 years ago

Prongs!!! LOVE!!

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I got into painting miniatures about five years ago when I participated in a charity auction where we had to paint on a canvas no larger than 3 x 3“ I fell in love with painting minis partly for the challenge but mainly I enjoyed everyone’s excitement when they noticed such a small painting could be just as detailed and interesting as a larger canvas. 

 I did paint on larger canvases before I found coins. I tried many different mediums and surfaces but I mainly liked painting on copper panels so when I decided to paint smaller the penny was a perfect match. 

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‘If People Sat Outside And Looked At The Stars Each Night, I’ll Bet They’d Live A Lot Differently.’ ~bill Watterson, Calvin And Hobbes . . . . . . . #miniatureartist #miniatureart #tinyart #space #nebulas #brymarie #brymarieart #stars #stargazing #painting #oilpainting @gamblincolors

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Lilli Stanard
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2 years ago

I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE

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Morning Glow

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Tia Hansen
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2 years ago

Beautiful!

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The very first session and the last three brushstrokes are equally my favorite parts of the creative process. The challenge of making the world outside fit in such a small space always feels gratifying. Then, I don’t believe there’s anything more enjoyable than laying down those last few brushstrokes and seeing the whole painting come together the way you imagined.

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I’m So Happy To Say This Painting Is Finished. It Will Be On Display At My Next Upcoming Show At The @hauntedhandsstudio On March 20th! Details Coming Soon -Available. Dm Or Email For Pricing-
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Lilli Stanard
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2 years ago

This is so cool

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The Journey Through Argonath

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Sandeep Patel
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2 years ago

The Gates of Argonath. Thats incredible

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My paintings will be on display at the LA Art Show with Abend Gallery in January 2022 and be sure keep an eye out for this summers limited print release!

More details will be in my Instagram and website.

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Hello Everyone! I’m Having A Valentine’s Flash Sale This Weekend! My Floral Paintings Will Be Available On My Website For This Weekend Only. The Paintings Will Arrive Framed With The Option Of A Personalized Note To Your Loved One. 💕
what Flower Would You Like To See Painted On A Penny? .
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#flowerpainting #flower #oilpainting #painting #painter #valentines #lotus #tulip #gardenia #tinypainting #miniatures #minipainting #pennyart #brymarie #brymariearts

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ƒιѕн
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2 years ago

Oh, I really like these. Would like to have a nice little framed set.

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Irish Coast

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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2 years ago

I don't think that's a penny. Looks like a Euro 50 cent piece (Ireland edition)

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I Loved Painting This Cute Little Lady Bug. 🐞are There Any Other Critters You Would Like To See On A Coin? .
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#ladybug #insects #pennyart #miniature #painting #oilpainting #oilpainings #commissions #losangeles #newyork #london #gallery #galleries #tinyart

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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2 years ago

This isn't a painting, it's just a ladybug... Oh, wait, nevermind. 😀

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#11

Hogwarts At Night

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Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago

Hogwarts!?

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#12

Come By Haunted Hands This Wed From 5-8pm To See This Sleepy Boy In Person! Located In The Metal Arts Village In Tucson. I Can’t Wait To Meet You! ..painting Available, Message Or Email For Price . . . . . . . . #fox #miniart #tinyart #artwork #contemporaryart #brymarie #brymariearts #soloshow #gallery #artshow #fluffy #oilpainting #coinart #coinartist

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Koala King
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2 years ago

I just want to pet the fox

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#13

I Painted This Last Year While Living In Tucson, Az Wishing For Cooler Weather. Now Living In Michigan With All The Leaves Changing Around Me, I Feel Like I'm Living In A Fairy Tale. For All The Fall Lovers Out There, The Print Of This Painting Is On Sale For The Next Week. Use Autumn19 At Checkout And Receive 20% Off. . . . . . #brymariearts #oilpaints #painter #artist #miniartist #coinart #prints #printsale #fall #autumn #michigan

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Pudgecat
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2 years ago

I would definitely buy these!

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#artist #artshow #artwork #instaarts #instaartist #dailyart #artoninstagram #creativeuprising #fineart #artlover #artstagram #artoftheday #painting #artworks #instaart #artcollector #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #contemporarypainting #la #london #newyork #miami #mini #miniature #brymarie

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Koala King
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2 years ago

Hot coin

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Distant Hills

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Tia Hansen
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2 years ago

How are these so detailed ;0;

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Early Morning, Oil On Penny
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Tia Hansen
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2 years ago

Wait i got three favorites .-.

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#17

A Quiet Path, Oil On Penny
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Heidi Matsumoto
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2 years ago

This is magical! <3

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#18

Painting On Penny

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Koala King
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2 years ago (edited)

A mini sledge is waiting

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“They Say If You Dream A Thing More Than Once, It’s Sure To Come True.” -Aurora Sleeping Beauty’s Castle- Oil On Penny 2018 . . . . . . . . . #disneyland #disneylandcalifornia #sleepingbeauty @disney @disneyland #sleepingbeautycastle #castle #painting #oilpainting #miniaturepainting #miniart #miniatureart #tinyart

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Molly Universe
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2 years ago

My 2nd favorite castle!

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This Painting Has Sold! I Absolutely Loved The Colors In This Sunrise. To Answer Everyone's Questions. I Do Have Some Originals And Prints Available On My Website But For The Next Few Weeks I Will Be Working On Commissions, Commissions, And Commissions. 💕
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Tia Hansen
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2 years ago

4 favorites.

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#21

Morning Or Night? Which One’s Your Favorite? #oilpainting #coinart #brymariearts

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ƒιѕн
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2 years ago

Love the colors on these.

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✨second Star To The Right And Straight On ‘Til Morning. ✨ Painted In Oils On A Disneyland Pressed Penny. If You Look In The Right Lighting You Can See Tinker Bell Underneath. ~available For Purchase~ . . . . . #brymariearts #coinart #coinartist #miniartist #miniarts #oilpainting #disney #disneyland #peterpan #peterpansflight #pixiedust #tinkerbell #instarts

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Magpie
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2 years ago

I see Van Gogh references.

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🎃happy Halloween 🎃 .
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#halloween #tinypumpkin #jackolantern #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #mini #travelpainter #tucsonartist #brymarie #penny #artist #artoftheday #instaartist #artofinstagram

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Koala King
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2 years ago

Hungry pumpkin

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#24

The Morning Hills Of Orquevaux
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Tia Hansen
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2 years ago

I cant make a stick figure and you can do these ;0;

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Yellow Finch.
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#contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #oilpainting #painting #paint #oils #bird #finch #tiny #onecent #nature #blossom

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Ahnnah Newell
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2 years ago

that is a pretty blue!

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#26

I Think Mushrooms Are So Adorable .
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#contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #artcollector #instaartist #oilpainter #forest #mushrooms #brymarie #trees #creative #love #pennypainting #smallpainting #gamblinpaint

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Ahnnah Newell
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2 years ago

I love mushrooms!

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#27

"It's A Dangerous Business, Frodo, Going Out Your Door. You Step Onto The Road, And If You Don't Keep Your Feet, There's No Knowing Where You Might Be Swept Off To." -Tolkien .
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Vicki Fleming
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2 years ago

These are so awesome. Do you sell them? If so please contact me at vickilynn76@gmail.com. I've never seen anything more beautiful. You are very talented.

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#28

The Office Of Dolores Umbridge

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Mary Stiles
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2 years ago

Omagosh- Harry Potter AGAIN! YAY!!!

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First Day At Hogwarts. What House Would The Sorting Hat Place You In? .
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Mary Stiles
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2 years ago

Once again, #harrypotter

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#30

I Paint Dog Portraits Too!🐶🐕🐩 Just Finished This Commission For A Lovely Client And I Can't Wait For Her To See It In Person.
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Tiffany Brigalia
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2 years ago

❤❤

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