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02-13-2005, 10:13 AM
Miniature..of Csar Nicholas II cup. Miniature 2"x3". Acrylics. I found this cup at a flea market and set up a still life with violets to paint. C&C.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2005/28168-Csar_final!.jpg
02-13-2005, 05:27 PM
Another great little Mini Bertoni.
Your Mini Gallery is growing quite rapidly, and your frames all being very similar would set it off beautifully.
02-13-2005, 05:45 PM
:wave: Val: Glad you like it!
I have around 19 in the mini gallery right now! Had sold 3 and gave 2 as gifts...so I guess I've painted around 30 all together including a couple of minis put away in a drawer! It's been fun, but gotta get back to doing some larger paintings or I might forget how!!! :confused: :)
02-13-2005, 06:05 PM
Very cool, Bertoni. Flea markets are so great for still life acquisitions, aren't they? You've got quite a gallery happening. Perhaps a small local gift shop would love to sell your minis!
02-13-2005, 08:01 PM
That's an idea re: gift shops!! I have about 20 of these framed minis on tap right now. Gotta get back to my larger ptgs! I'm totally hooked on minis though!!! I've contracted the rare ailment..." minnyitis"!! :D
Am planning on getting some racks and bringing minis to a show next September!
02-15-2005, 09:05 PM
Its adorable Bertoni, I like it alot. I wonder if you do get rusty on the bigger ones, my last two 12 x 16 plein airs are awful! Lori
02-16-2005, 08:04 AM
I reframed the painting with a mat this time. The small frame didn't allow the painting to live and breathe! You know what I mean? Glad you liked it.
I've been painting minis for several weeks now and am just now trying to get back to my larger stuff. I find it hard to do because I've become
so darn "mini-brained" ha, ha LOL! :D
02-16-2005, 03:04 PM
Yes, I noticed the flowers were touching the frame edge, it would look much better with the mat. It seems like its easier to have edge kissing with minis. Lori
02-16-2005, 03:57 PM
Lori: Here it is reframed with a mat...I think it's much better this way!!!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2005/28168-Pearlframe.jpg
02-16-2005, 04:16 PM
Oh Yes! Much better! :clap: :clap: :clap: Lori
02-17-2005, 07:41 AM
What a revelation!...I think I'm going to have to be using mats in framing more of my miniatures!!! Some minis work well without matting, but with others like this one you really need a mat !!!!
02-17-2005, 11:55 AM
I like this much better with the mat. :D I am finding the same thing, that the minis can be too cramped in a small frame with no mat.
02-17-2005, 06:14 PM
Bertoni, thank you for showing us your framing alternative. I too like it with the mat. Perhaps it also has to do with how closely cropped the still life is.
It's been four days and we haven't seen a new mini from you yet. Where's that antique vase you promised? :p C'mon, Bertoni, we need our fix!
02-17-2005, 07:51 PM
:wave: Hey Jamie:
It's coming shortly! I have a whole group of images in my mind just waiting to be put into 2"x3" sized mini paintings!!!!! Coming soon!!!!!:D
02-18-2005, 06:47 PM
I really like the matting too. This is a very nice pot of flowers. Maybe I should try flowers again. :)
02-18-2005, 07:05 PM
Glad you liked the matting...am glad I changed it around. It was a change for the better!! :)
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