What are you at? This is it: Painting on piano keys
Krista Van Nostrand paints tiny watercolour landscapes on ivory piano keys
Krista Van Nostrand has excellent eyesight and a steady hand, which is ideal, since her canvases measure only 2 cm by 5 cm.
"When I came up with the idea, I figured I'd better do it quickly before my eyes gave out," Van Nostrand quipped.
Van Nostrand uses very fine brushes, some only the width of several eyelashes, and a strong magnifying glass to paint detailed landscapes on ivory piano key surfaces, which measure about 2 cm by 5 cm.
When Van Nostrand was seven years old, she discovered a box of ivory piano keys in her grandparents' attic, and her grandfather let her have them.
"I took them home, I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but they were a treasure," she said.
Years later, Van Nostrand heard about the nineteenth century tradition of painting miniatures on ivory, and after some research, she has adapted the technique to her ivory piano keys.
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