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03-19-2005, 08:44 PM
Mauve and Lemon Pansy rendered in Pen and Ink, with a Watercolour wash. The Pen and Ink has Pointellism in the shadow areas.
Size is 2"x1.25", and painted on Watercolour Paper.
03-19-2005, 11:04 PM
Nice work on that pansy! :clap: Is that glass over it? WOW! 2"x 1 1/4", do you use anything for magnification when working that small? I've been using reading glasses that seem to work well for me. Where did you find that small a frame for it? :)
03-20-2005, 07:46 AM
Thankyou Bertoni. Yes, it is glass over it. These frames were available about 8 or 9 years ago, and I bought a great stash of them (thank goodness!!). I used to paint coloured washes onto Parchment, and then cut out the little rectangles and write short verses in Gothic Calligraphy on them. Then I'd frame them in these frames, and they used to sell like hot cakes in an Arts and Crafts shop we had here at the time.
After the shop closed down, I didn't bother to do anymore, and a few weeks ago when I was cleaning out a cupboard I came across a big box full of the frames -- about 3 dozen I reckon. When I buy something I really like, I go a bit overboard, and I am so thankful I did that with these frames, as I haven't seen them for sale for years and years now.
No, I don't use a magnifyer of any kind. I am fortunate to be able to see what I am painting. I have worn glasses permanently for years, and do have a special pair for computer work, and I find these are great for painting also. I have Glaucoma, and have also had an ulcerated eye, which fortunately didn't leave a scar, so I am making hay while the sun shines. One never knows when their eyesight may start to deteriorate, especially when they already have a problem or two. I have got my Eye Specialist's blessings to paint Miniatures, so that is the main thing.
Sorry this is so long :eek: :eek:
03-20-2005, 08:40 AM
No concerns about length of message! Good to hear it all! :)
Your lucky to have all those frames. Wherever I go I find I'm looking for frames for the minis! Especially since I'll be having a show of them in Nov.
I want to get some framing stock and see if I can make my own frames!
That should be an interesting project!
I wear reading glasses and that works just fine with these little guys!!!
Keep the minis coming!!! The more the merrier!!! :clap:
03-23-2005, 07:23 AM
03-25-2005, 09:00 PM
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Love your pansy the colors are so viberant it really makes it pop!
03-28-2005, 04:12 AM
Thanks so much Jody. I have just sold this one, and it is going from Australia to the US.
I appreciate your comments very much.
03-28-2005, 12:41 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOU SELL!!!! :D
03-30-2005, 06:32 PM
Thanks Jody. It's always exciting to sell a piece.
03-31-2005, 02:13 AM
being a newbie here, I'm still trying to catch up on all the lovely work. Your pansy is so cute and the colours are spot on. I like Violas myself but am too embarrassed (even though I'm not a shy person)to go take a few photo's at the garden centre, so guess I'll have to buy some soon! I also have a small stash of frames that another artist gave me, but I've never used any yet. :wave:
03-31-2005, 10:40 AM
val, this is lovely and lacey. very nice miniature work.
I make my own frames...it IS a lot of work, it takes practice, it helps to have certain tools, have to learn finishing techniques, but in the end it's worth it all. I feel it gives me creative freedom from start to finish with a painting.
04-03-2005, 04:30 AM
Thankyou bullyluvver and Minibrush -- your comments are greatly appreciated. I always enjoy seeing your work too.
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