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02-07-2005, 05:54 PM
I have put this in to some other forums but I was not sure if I had put this in the miniature forum. Slap my hands if I had put this in too many times. Fun with this one! Image 5/16" x 6/16" Waterbased oil.
02-07-2005, 07:17 PM
WOW, what a great subject for something so SMALL :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
The detail you have in the eye is brilliant for a painting as small as this one. Wish you could lend me your eyes :cool: :cool:
02-08-2005, 01:09 PM
Jaef, this is really tiny. Great detail. :clap:
Where did you get the adorable frame? It's a necklace isn't it?
02-08-2005, 05:48 PM
A artist friend gave me this frame for Christmas. Do not know where she got it.
Thanks for the pat. The kee with miniatures is to close your eyes and hope!!
02-08-2005, 08:28 PM
Jim, I remember when you were trying to decide what to put in that frame! The eye came out great. I don't know if I could paint that small. It might be fun to try sometime!
02-09-2005, 08:11 PM
:clap: Jim, this is so neat! I'm really glad you did the eye, it is perfect for that tiny frame, and I just love the whole concept.
02-10-2005, 12:17 AM
Jamie and minibrush-
The funny thing is that I sent a number of pics of this to others. One of the people works at the local paper. Well I got a e-mail and she said can we come to your place and get a pic of this? Well they are going Thursday and get a shot this. This will be interesting. Well tell you what happened.
02-10-2005, 08:47 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: How exciting. Well deserved recognition. That will be fun, I think. Do you suppose you will revive this lost art of eye portraits?
02-10-2005, 01:17 PM
Oh so itty bitty!! Wow!! I couldn't imagine trying to go that small. Yikes. You've been really challenging yourself there. Good work!!
02-10-2005, 02:47 PM
I do not think that this piece will change the world anyway!! My wife said asked me a question last night. About this piece--- "Why?" My answer was--
"Because!!" That is what artists do. They paint because. Right now I will not paint another one. If I find a frame--------- maybe. It was fun!! I was going to do this earlier but I had lost the frame. It was so small that I thought it was lost. What I had done was to put it so I would not loose it. Put it in a miniature box.
Paintsplatter- Yes we all grow when we challenge ourself.
Valentine's Day is coming. A Challenge? I used to make Valentine's. Lets make one for others with miniatures. How about it?
02-10-2005, 04:47 PM
Minibrush-The paper came by and took the pics and info. They asked if I would be doing more of them!! If I could find a frame like that------maybe. Seen any 11/16" frames like this?
02-11-2005, 06:24 PM
As some one mentioned it does look like jewelry so that is what I would do is look for charm bracelet charms or jewelry pins! You have a unique piece here, beautifully done! I can't wait to hear the reactions you get when the piece is published! A landscape would be neat to do, or an oceanscape. It seems the BIGGER the subject and then the smaller it is painted just fascinates people so PLEASE you have the skill and talent to do LITTLE -- SO DO GIVE IT ANOTHER GO!! :clap: :clap: :clap: Helen :cat:
02-12-2005, 02:00 PM
That is so great!!! I've been in love with eye-portraits and their racey reputation for a while - you've inspired me to get one done.
02-12-2005, 10:57 PM
Are you painting a eye right now? Ha! Helen said I should paint paint more. I will see. Will let everyone know what the reaction from the paper.
02-20-2005, 06:19 PM
You wandering how the paper had to do with this miniature eye. Well they did a good job with our family the other artists in this. They did a good job but they made the image 1 7/8" x 2 1/4" It made the frame 4" x 5 1/4". It made the penny 4 inches long!! It made the idea quite ruff. Then it was not as bright because of the paper being quite ruffy. However, sure got a lot of press!! Went to church today and sure had a lot of comments from the paper!! They asked like, "Who's ey?" Is this your wifes eye? (My wife said, "This does not look like me!!) On and on!!! Lots of fun!
As to will I do this again? May not do this again. Other things to do.
Thanks for the comments.
02-21-2005, 03:49 PM
Hi everyone, those ultra-mini frames can be found on a bracelet at Aaron Brothers for 19.99, and I think there are four, maybe five frames on it.
Jamie, you've inspired me to paint my own eye -
the one on the left is my first watercolor painting..
the one on the right is my eye, again, done more in the style of 17th century painting, and is not done yet. It is in oil, both on paper. They are both
1/2" x 1/2" and would fit nicely in the micro-frames mentioned above.
02-21-2005, 04:30 PM
oh, goodness gracious!!!!!!!!!!! I'd go blind for sure. Great EYE!!!!
02-22-2005, 09:49 AM
They did a good job but they made the image 1 7/8" x 2 1/4" It made the frame 4" x 5 1/4". It made the penny 4 inches long!!
:rolleyes: Good grief! I wish people/newspapers would fight the urge to enlarge miniatures. Sounds like the article has made your life a bit interesting, to say the least. I can understand wanting to move on to something new. :wink2:
02-22-2005, 02:04 PM
Have started a large piece. But, I am going to paint a miniature of this piece. The large one is 16" x 20". The miniature will be about 4" x 5". Too large to put in my show in Pennsylvania.
GM-- Rats!! I thought I was able to quit making 5/16" images!!! Now you tell me about frames in Aaron Brothers!! The challenge is here again!! Thanks for the update. I will have go there and see what they have. Thanks. (I think!!)
This is the beginning of a miniature of my kitty. Will let you know later how things are going.
02-23-2005, 08:44 AM
The paper came by and took the pics and info. They asked if I would be doing more of them!! If I could find a frame like that------maybe. Seen any 11/16" frames like this?
Sort of. I recently bought some tiny little "frame" charms at AC Moore. I'll have to measure them, and I can scan one. They don't look quite as pretty as yours, though, and are antique copper. I bought them to do a miniature, and attach *that* to a larger mixed media work.
How wonderful that you're getting media attention! Cool!
02-23-2005, 02:35 PM
Looking forward to see the masterpiece!! The one of my kitty is a large piece and I am just about 1/2 finished. The miniature one is in the drawing stage.
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