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danworg
04-11-2008, 07:24 AM
1.5 inch x 1 inch (size of painting...slightly larger with frame)
acrylics on art card
This is for a dollshouse in 1/12th scale but could go in a 1/24th scale house.
I haven't posted for a while,just been so busy getting these paintings out,but i thought i would show this as i have just finished it today.
Hope you enjoy it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Apr-2008/108383-jac06gold.jpg

As per usual feel free to C&C...
Many Thanks
Dan:)

Charlie's Mum
04-11-2008, 08:00 AM
These amaze me Dan - so tiny but packed full of interest ........ feel I want to zoom in!:lol:

Linee
04-11-2008, 08:26 AM
I think this is my favorite now. ;) I like the subject, the color, and the little details.

idcrisis55
04-11-2008, 08:42 AM
You amaze me too. The detail in the face, the shadows, excellent. What size brush do you use, one hair?

Breton
04-11-2008, 08:46 AM
These miniatures are amazing. I don't know how you manage to squeeze so much intricate detail onto such a tiny canvas. I suspect a steady hand and a great deal of skill and talent are the keys. Bravo!

danworg
04-11-2008, 09:11 AM
Well thanks for the great comments.
I have a long long way to go before i can class myself as skillful or talented.I find doing miniatures in this size to be much easier than larger sizes,other people may be the opposite.
I have tried in vain to replicate the old masters in larger scale,i was hoping to produce some aceos and sell,but the definition and detail that i can get in 1/12th or 1/24th scale eludes me.
I started painting approx one year ago and very quickly found that i enjoyed skyscapes (of which i still paint and sell),but it is dollshouse miniature paintings that really provide a sense of satisfaction,and i have definatley found a niche market for my artwork in these sizes.
The facial details are a lot easier than one would expect.Take this painting for an example,the skin colours are acrylic skin tone by winsor and newton and the details are the applied by shadowing areas with a very watered down paynes grey.For dollshouse paintings this is more than satisfactory,it is nigh on impossible without the form of magnification to the extreme to produce intricate facial features like one would have on a larger piece,so shadowing works for me.
I use mainly a 0000 spotter and a no 6 round for most of the work.Occasionally i will use the tip of a calligraphy nib or a pin head to get the minutist of detail....but these will produce spots rather than brush strokes so the use is limited.

Dan:)

TxAggieDarlin
04-11-2008, 09:14 AM
Amazing...I don't know how you get so much into such a little space lol ...great job

LavenderFrost
04-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Very good Dan. I like painting small too, but not too small, lol.

danworg
04-11-2008, 12:21 PM
I only paint this small because i can't afford new paints...:lol:

Dan:)

susme48
04-11-2008, 12:52 PM
I, too, am always amazed at what you can do! Another wonderful painting!

plec
04-11-2008, 01:57 PM
Another winner, I too wold love to see a larger version, thanks for sharing it is always a pleasure to see your work.
Best wishes, Ken..

danworg
04-11-2008, 02:02 PM
I have cropped the frame out and tried to resize the painting,but it is a little blurry....but a bit closer.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Apr-2008/108383-jac06gold.jpg

dan:)

couturej
04-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Dan, Great painting! :)

dreamz
04-11-2008, 02:17 PM
its probably twice as big on my monitor as it is in reality and I STILL couldnt imagine doing that much detail in so small a space. Your work never fails to leave me in awe:thumbsup:

plec
04-16-2008, 05:14 AM
Thanks Dan appreciate the larger image, really, good.
Ken..

Lulu
04-16-2008, 05:22 AM
And another beauty. Was just about to turn the computer off and then I saw a 'Dan' and had to look:)

pinkpetunia
04-16-2008, 10:00 AM
I can't imagine painting this small. Great job. You should do a WIP sometime showing what brushes, etc. your using. I think it would be very interesting to watch.

kiwicockatoo
04-16-2008, 10:10 AM
Oh boy that is so small I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around it - and I paint miniatures! Amazing.:heart:

tonyjazz
04-16-2008, 10:15 AM
Dan: Looking good. Your miniatures seem to be your forte!