View Full Version : Just a Litte of Old England

01-24-2005, 01:22 PM
Just had to keep going with these minis. I'm really enjoying the format.

These are both W&N Watercolour on 140lb NOT and are 3.5" x 2.5.

Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire

Cawsand, Cornwall

Comments Welcome and Critique actively encouraged

01-24-2005, 02:36 PM
Both of these minis really say ENGLAND!!!! :clap: Nice work!!!
I know what you mean when you say "you really have to keep going with these minis"!! I find myself in the same boat!! It's fun!!!!

01-24-2005, 03:56 PM
Very nice! I love the perspective in the second one. Lori

01-24-2005, 04:05 PM
Oh I'm enjoying your enjoyment of them - nice work!

01-24-2005, 04:30 PM
Enchanting miniatures Joy. I recognised the first one before I read the title - Thornton-le-Dale - I attempted a pencil sketch from almost the same spot a couple of years ago.

Charlie's Mum
01-24-2005, 06:24 PM
Joy, these are really lovely - inspires me to get the W/c out for my next lot :D

01-24-2005, 08:33 PM
Lovely paintings, Joy. I recognize the first scene. Perhaps Rob took photos there?

01-24-2005, 08:43 PM
Very nice indeed . I do love the old English subjects. Good job ! :)

01-25-2005, 01:26 AM
You have a distinctive style in these works that is very captivating. Well done! :clap:


01-25-2005, 02:31 AM
BEAUTIFUL Joy :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I adore the English Scenes, and you certainly do them justice. They are both wonderful, and the perspective in the second one is great.

I hope you will continue painting minis for us to enjoy.

Val. :wave:

01-25-2005, 09:27 AM
Many thanks all of you for your visit and your comments.

I'm glad you think they are typically *England* Bertoni. So many of the picturesque little villages are being swamped under new developments.

I'm so pleased you think the perspective looks right, Lori. I find that perspective is one of the hardest things to achieve on such a small scale.

Yes, the river cottage at Thornton-le-Dale is a very popular view, Sonia. It's been done by many, many people over the years - understandably, the olde worlde charm just doesn't fade.

Yes, Eileen, Rob has certainly taken photos here, though this was from one of my own.

I'm delighted that you enjoyed them so much Val and, yes, ow that I've discovered the pleasure of painting mini I think I shall have to continue for a long while yet. :D