I have been working on some little 4 x 4 inch panels for a group show. The theme of the installation is, holons - something that is simultaneously a whole and a part. Read more about holons here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holon_(philosophy)
The members of Mamacita http://mamacitaarts.com/ a mother's cooperative in the arts, will be contributing small panels to make up a larger group piece. I happen to be working on some oil portrait commissions right now, so I thought I would stick with that medium and make my 4 x 4 panels miniature oil portraits. My holon is the individual - introversion and placement in community.
These guys are tiny, and they look a little strange to me blown up. Painting portraits this small is definitely something new, many of my pieces are near life size.
You can view more of my portraits here - http://www.rosemarymarkowski.com/