View Full Version : miniature...after Waterhouse

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.


As per usual feel free to C&C...
Many Thanks

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:

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

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?

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!

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.


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

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

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


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

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..

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.


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

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:

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

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:)

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.

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:

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