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danworg
07-06-2008, 08:05 AM
Sorry this is a bit late but i have been asked to host the July challenge and thought i better do it in July...:lol:

As many will know i am into painting miniature pictures for dollshouses.I love copying old masters and one of my particular favourites is William Bouguereau,so how about doing a copy of one of Bouguereau's fine paintings.

Here is a link to artrenewal which has an extensive amount of paintings.
http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/2005/Reasons/museum1.asp

Now for the fun part.
Dollshouse paintings are generally in two scales....1/12th and 1/24th.
This means that a painting in original size of 3 feet by 2 feet will be 3inch x 2inch in 1/12th scale or 1.5inch x 1inch in 1/24th scale.
For this challenge your scale does not have to be accurate as the main priority is to have fun painting in this size.
Generally though dollshouse artwork does not exceed 3inch x 2inch so anything smaller will be fine.

This is a copy that i did of William Bouguereau's self portrait

2.25 inch x 1.75 inch....
Acrylics on vellum backed with acid free art card.
Another in a series of dollshouse paintings in 1/12th scale.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2008/108383-1111111.jpg

I am just in the final stages of finishing one more of Bouguereau's pieces in 1/12th scale so will post this asap.
Remember have fun with these little marvels and get those magnifying glasses out.
I use mainly acrylics but this challenge can be in any medium on any surface,but it has to be scaled for a dollshouse.
I will later show some frames and give details of where these can be purchased.

Dan:)

Nickel
07-06-2008, 10:50 AM
I'm in!!!
Thanks for hosting this challenge Dan!
:) Nickel

tyree
07-06-2008, 12:44 PM
dan....what a great challenge...im in!!!! tyree:smug:

danworg
07-06-2008, 01:11 PM
Ok....as i set the challenge i just had to complete this one to show here.
Titled ....The Harvester...after William Bourguereau

Size...5.7 cm x 4.7 cm
Scale is 1/12th for a dollshouse.
Acrylics on art card.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2008/108383-the_harvester...after_bouguereau_1.JPG

This is what it will be framed in...my normal frame,but i do love the classical style.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2008/108383-Untitled_-_1.jpg

C&C allways welcome.
Dan:)

Nickel
07-06-2008, 11:17 PM
Dan, great job! Your detail is wonderful! I love this frame with this painting. :) Nickel

danworg
07-07-2008, 02:25 AM
Thankyou Nickel.
I do hope we get a few enjoying this challenge.I am very passionate about this form of miniature art,it is challenging to say the least but very enjoyable.
As most of my work is now sold to dollshouse shops it tends to be in one size,as above,due to the amount of frames that i can buy in bulk,but i do on occassions go down to extremly small sizes.My attempt at the smallest recognisable Mona lisa is currently being verified by the guiness world record book and hopefully this will bring challenges from around the world.
There are many artists out there who specialise in 1/12th scale and they do some magnificant work.I will post some links for you all to enjoy later.
Meanwhile i thought it would be interesting for a brief history of the dollshouse so that maybe you can understand mine and many others passions with this craft.
http://www.dollshousediscovery.com/about/history.asp

Dan:)

artbyjune
07-07-2008, 12:23 PM
Marvellous challenge Dan. I'm going to look at Bouguereau to see what I fancy to paint!!

danworg
07-07-2008, 01:31 PM
Well i am enjoying this challenge...
It was raining cats and dogs here in Essex Today so i took the opportunity to paint another after William Bourguereau.


Size...5.7 cm x 4.7 cm
Scale is 1/12th for a dollshouse.
Acrylics on art card.

It has been slightly changed by adding a headscarf,just something that i wanted to do really for no reason...lol.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jul-2008/108383-lady_with_glove.jpg

Here is a close up...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jul-2008/108383-glove.JPG


Dan:)

artbyjune
07-07-2008, 01:36 PM
That's so Impressive. I love your colours. Do you paint direct in colour or do you do a grisaille and glazing??

Its been raining here too.

danworg
07-07-2008, 05:15 PM
Now Now you are getting all technical all me...lol
I tend to paint from light to dark colours.This allows me to tone down each area with the same colour for shadows,pleats in clothing etc.
I am learning with each miniature how differant tones of differant colours can produce differant effects.
I suppose you could say i use glazing techniques as i thin the acrylics down to a very transparent level before i apply them.Am i making sense...i think i know what i am talking about but please remember i haven't been doing this for long.
Initially i make a rough sketch of the original painting.As the area is so small i generally just sketch the main person/object in and can then work around that to add the finer details.I also like to just tweak the original slightly so that it is not an exact replication,for no reason really just that i enjoy adding my own touch.
The lady with the glove was a bit challenging because in the original you cannot really see the hair in any form,to me that just did not sit right in a miniature so i added a head scarf,which was taken from an original of a gypsy by an unknown artist.Together i think they work...well i hope so:)

Thanks
Dan:)

azulparsnip
07-07-2008, 10:57 PM
Dan - Your work is marvelous. The Lady with the Glove is beautiful and entrancing.
I'm gonna have a go with Bouguereau's Young Girl Going to the Fountain

azulparsnip
07-08-2008, 07:27 AM
here are a couple of studies done last night. The small one is 1" X 2+"
I'll probably try one with colored pencil and one with watercolor

azulparsnip
07-08-2008, 07:29 AM
Young girl at Fountain 1885 Bouguereau . Any tips on pronounciation?

artbyjune
07-08-2008, 12:14 PM
Very cute teeny sketches Azul. They'll be good in watercolour or cp. I found 3 Bouguereau's I like...and now just need to narrow it down to 1.

danworg
07-08-2008, 12:21 PM
Lovely sketches....i am looking forward to seeing them in cp and watercolour.
I see that you grided the picture,did you find it easier to get the proportions with this method?I use a grid on very detailed pictures,i find it helps me get the proportions correct.
How to pronounce his name....i have trouble spelling it let alone saying it....:lol:

Dan

KreativeK
07-09-2008, 04:24 PM
Wowee, am I ever impressed at the fabulous tiny works. You all are just amazing.

artbyjune
07-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Well, I picked one to do. I think I'll do 'meditation'- which is a little girl seated on a milestone thing.

http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=54

But not until Sunday probably.

leodhas
07-11-2008, 05:34 AM
I would have liked to have joined in this challenge but I don't like this particular artist's work so wouldn't enjoy the exercise!!!! looking forward to seeing everyone else's work.
leodhas

Mette Rörström
07-11-2008, 06:14 AM
Hi!
dan, thanks for hosting...
Great challange...I think I will try...
Charity(william Bouguereau).

danworg
07-11-2008, 08:34 AM
leodhas....what a shame that you dont enjoy this particular artists work.I must admit i find it hard to see what cannot be liked...but hey each to their own.
It will be great to see some more work being posted in this challenge....come on guys and girls....

Dan:)

artbyjune
07-12-2008, 08:35 AM
OK Dan. Here's where I am so far....:)

Meditation by Bouguereau.

1. Graphite 2. pen and ink

Both 3 by 2 ins.


I hope to get on to the painted version soon. Probably egg tempera over the ink study....that's the hope.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2008/106623-meditationg5k.JPG


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2008/106623-meditationi5k.JPG

I enjoyed it so far!!!
:cool:

azulparsnip
07-12-2008, 11:16 AM
Dan - yes I like using the grid cause I tend to make the parts that interest me bigger when I am concentrating, (just got an idea for a funny art cartoon) :lol:

June - it is amazing how much detail you packed in those 2 x3 inches

leodhas - you make me feel better.....I know whatcha mean, I cannot get into Frida Kahlo at all. I looked thru the links etc.....but it's just not "there" for me.....:o

artbyjune
07-12-2008, 12:10 PM
Here's a first attempt in ET.

I rushed it a bit as I wanted to see if I remembered how to do ET. If I did it again, I wouldn't put in the ink lines, as they take ages to cover up. I found I like working small and I like ET.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2008/106623-meditationet3k.JPG

Its on bristol board.

I'm thinking of this as a color study...and I hope to get around to a final version later. Now that I've found my way around the tempera again.:wave:

Mette Rörström
07-12-2008, 12:57 PM
Hi!
This is the first time I have painted so smal.
The result is horrible, but it may be better nexst time..
It is Charity(1878),William Bouguereau.
5x7,5 cm.
The photo is not so good,it was dificult to take a picture of something so smal,...

danworg
07-12-2008, 04:35 PM
Oh wow...we are getting some great results here.
June you have managed to capture it so well and the detail is superb.
Mette...what a lovely painting,i really like it.
Taking pictures of paintings this small is difficult.I tend to scan them beside a rlevant sized coin before they are framed and then to advertise them i use a software programme to paste them into a frame that i will use.It is so hard to get the detail from a straight photo.
I have another painting nearly finished that i will show in the next couple of days....
Keep having fun painting these miniature marvels....

Dan

Mette Rörström
07-12-2008, 04:44 PM
Thank you, Dan!
Ithink I will find another one....it was fun.

June... lowely painting!

Mette Rörström
07-12-2008, 09:07 PM
Hi!
Me again...
I do not know if it is ok to post more than one picture....
But I have painted another....(if this is not ok,remove it)
It is acrylic on canvas. 5 x 7,5 cm.
(The last one, was oil on canvas.)

artbyjune
07-13-2008, 01:45 AM
Beautiful work Mette.

Dan, for people who don't find Bougeureau inspiring, could they choose another artist to do?

I see leodhas might like to do some other artist!

danworg
07-13-2008, 03:21 AM
Ok everyone....the challenge wasn't so much the artists but to create a painting that was scaled down to dollshouse scales...1/12th / 1/24th.
So how about take any artist from the link attached and create a wonderful reproduction.

http://www.artrenewal.org/articles/2005/Reasons/museum1.asp


There is more than enough for everyone here,so lets get painting and create those miniature masterpieces....:)

By the way all the paintings and drawings are really looking great,are you all finding it relatively easy to work in this small scale?
I had a difficult time when i first started to get the scale correct,and i also found that duller tones did not work so well,that is why now most of my work has a slightly altered look than the original as i find it makes it more appealing to the miniature art collector....basically they need to see pronounced details if possible.

I will post some pics and links for frames in the coming week and give some tips on how to make your own frames from standard miniature mouldings.

Dan:)

purplepansey
07-14-2008, 05:36 PM
Dan here's my entry of Bougoureau. 2 x 3 in oils on canvas paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2008/52562-MIni_for_project.jpg

Mette Rörström
07-14-2008, 08:30 PM
purple...
Lowely painting!

Nickel
07-14-2008, 10:25 PM
Wow! Everyone is doing so good at the miniatures! Bravo!

I'm a little nervous about starting the small size but you all are giving me courage to start. I picked my choice, a cupid I painted before so I am familar with the painting already. Will post soon. :) Nickel

artbyjune
07-15-2008, 01:12 AM
Lovely portrait Purple!!

I will be taking a few days off so I will have no paintings to post for a while.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's work though!!

purplepansey
07-15-2008, 08:39 AM
They look wonderful the ones I've seen so far: Dan, Azulparsnip, June, and Mette. I'm looking forward to seeing the others as they come in. :clap:

jasminerose
07-22-2008, 06:37 AM
wow I would love too do this if I still have time . just saw it by chance . jasmine

azulparsnip
07-30-2008, 01:56 AM
June - you have alot of detail for a small piece, Its a lovely piece. Taking a break is a great way to get recharged - soak it up:cat:

Mettte - great

Purple - good texture on hair and shading. Making the eyes different color and the slight glisten on the dark side eyeball really brings out the shading.

Jasminerose - just a tiny little drawing , I hope you get a chance.

I hope to work on a color version on my studies tommorrow.

Mette Rörström
07-30-2008, 07:46 AM
Thank you, Azul!:)

jasminerose
07-31-2008, 04:05 AM
well I tryed but failed badly , messed mine up and can not do it so im pulling out sorry its too over my head, tryed too do the girl on seat but not good , jasmine

artbyjune
07-31-2008, 04:27 AM
Sorry to have you pull out Jasminerose. Maybe you will reconsider and try again later!!:cat:

I did another version of the meditation yesterday in watercolour this time and messed up the features on the girl's face. The eyes should be further down the face!! I'll post it anyway to show I've been trying.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2008/106623-meditationwc3k.JPG



DAN...would you consider running this great project on for another month....into August. I think we all need more time to come to grips with painting miniatures.:thumbsup:

artastic
07-31-2008, 08:49 AM
Hi all, and Dan what an interesting challenge, I just found this, and if you will continue into august as artbyjune suggested, I would love to do one or two of these

June, purple, Mette, Azul: what wonderful tiny paintings you have posted, and Dan your work is amazing

Mette Rörström
07-31-2008, 09:54 AM
thank you bonnie!:) :)

artastic
08-01-2008, 09:14 AM
I love the paintings on the site and Bougoureau has some beauties, I hae picked Little Thieves and have started it, it will be 1"x2", but it takes longer to paint tiny than big! got my magnifying glass and the smallest brush I have , I am doing it in watercolor, hope to have it posted this weekend

artbyjune
08-01-2008, 09:20 AM
Looking forward to seeing your mini, Bonnie.

danworg
08-01-2008, 12:04 PM
Hi everyone.....sorry i have just come back off my hols (well deserved..lol).
WOW what great miniatures you have all done,this is beginning to turn into a great challenge so LETS CARRY IT ON INTO AUGUST.

I will get going on some more and have two commissions to do so i will show them early next week hopefully,but in the meantime keep showing these fun little paintings.

Dan:)

Mette Rörström
08-01-2008, 04:16 PM
Great! then I can paint some more!:clap:

artastic
08-01-2008, 11:38 PM
this is my 1"x2" petites_maraudeuses

it is WC
man this was hard

here is a wip in thumbnails

and the final:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2008/104250-petites.jpg

Mette Rörström
08-02-2008, 08:00 AM
beutyful painting!

danworg
08-03-2008, 04:13 AM
Bonnie...what a wonderful painting.
You say it was hard,what inparticular do you find difficult,i imagine just the size.When i first started painting these miniatures i had a hard time with facial features,i still do but they seem much better now.
I really like this painting....well done.

Dan:)

artastic
08-03-2008, 09:51 AM
Dan, : thanks for your comments, the hard part was painting through a magnifying glass, and getting my wc's to perform like they do on a big painting, I did find that it was easier to lift color than blend it
I love miniatures, and did enjoy this
I framed it (see thumbnails) and even matted it, I have a few more of these frames, so I may do a series (now look what you started)

azulparsnip
08-03-2008, 04:11 PM
Bonnie - that is lovely

azulparsnip
08-03-2008, 04:12 PM
Ohhh, good, I'm sooo glad I have another month to work on this

danworg
08-03-2008, 04:27 PM
Bonnie....that looks so good in that frame.You should make use of the miniature frames as good ones are extremly hard to come by.I will be putting some links up soon on frame supplies so that all these wonderful creations can be shown off to their best.
Great work...keep em coming

Dan:)

Mette Rörström
08-03-2008, 06:38 PM
Hi!:wave:
Here is a mini painted with acrylic on canvas.4x5 cm.
Johannes Wermeer -detail- the art of painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Aug-2008/130835-CCF20080804_00000.jpg

artastic
08-04-2008, 11:17 AM
Mette, that is so nice , isn't this fun?

artbyjune
08-04-2008, 01:29 PM
Mette and Bonnie...super little paintings. I love the Vermeer...so apt. :thumbsup: I liked seeing the progress shots of the pair, Bonnie. I agree the facial features are the most difficult thing working in so small a scale. Did the magnifying mirror work OK. Not distorting??

I tried another one this morning...Bouguereau's 'Knitter'. Kept it fairly simple in technique. I think I got the placing of the features a bit better in this one. 2 by 3 ins., watercolours.

I think I'll need to do a close-up face portrait next; I'd like to do a landscape.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2008/106623-knitter3k.JPG

See you later...

Mette Rörström
08-05-2008, 10:12 AM
Bonnie..wonderful framed painting..
Yes this is fun!:)
Artbyjune....Thank you!beutyful painting!:clap:

Here is another Vermeer..lady with her maidenservant holding a letter-detail.
4x5 cm. acrylic on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2008/130835-CCF20080805_00000.jpg

azulparsnip
08-05-2008, 11:00 PM
Mette - the Vermeer is so roomy feeling the crop just draws me in, his slight hunched attentiveness is well done. The lady so well coiffed is great , alot of depth here too.

June - lovely , the face is nice but the detail on the skirt and the feet in it's shadow are beautiful

You are each inspiring

Mette Rörström
08-05-2008, 11:05 PM
Thank you,Azul!:)

jasminerose
08-06-2008, 06:18 AM
wow you guys are doing so much great work . I love your mini frame, i may give it another try soon how long is there left too do it ?jamine

artbyjune
08-06-2008, 12:03 PM
Thanks azul. I need more practice with faces.:)

Mette, I like your Vermeer lady. Vermeer is inspiring you!

Jasmine, we have another month on the project.

Don't forget everyone, you may continue after the project and post your work in the main forum threads!!

Its certainly inspiring and fun to do these minis. I must go hunting for wee frames.:heart:

Mette Rörström
08-06-2008, 07:24 PM
artbyjune..Thank you!
I will do a Bouguereau...

Mette Rörström
08-07-2008, 09:46 AM
Hi! Here is my newest Bouguereau..
It is 4 x 5 cm.Acrylic.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2008/130835-CCF20080807_00000.jpg

artastic
08-07-2008, 10:15 AM
Mette , you have captured her facial features so well on sucha tiny space (do you use a magnifying glass too?

Mette Rörström
08-07-2008, 10:30 AM
Bonnie...Thank you!:)
no I do not use magnifying glass.

azulparsnip
08-11-2008, 06:39 PM
well, I am not cut out for this. These are 1" X 2 1/4 " I didn't want to mess with magnifying stuff and my brush was not small enough. Nevertheless it was still enjoyable. I used gesso with the watercolor to give some body in the first one. The second one I didn't pre draw , just eyeballed it. The feet are the hardest for me. My first lady has stubbs:crying:

azulparsnip
08-11-2008, 06:41 PM
Oh, Mette, don't know how I overlooked your latest post, you are doing well at this.

artbyjune
08-12-2008, 10:02 AM
Hi mette, your portrait is lovely.

Hi azul, i think you did very well. You got the proportions of the lady spot on in the first one.

Mette Rörström
08-12-2008, 10:08 AM
Azul...artbyjune....Thank you!

trafford
08-12-2008, 02:03 PM
Everyone has done such a great job that I had to try one too. I usually paint fairly small but this had me cross-eyed.

Bouguereau's "Laurel Branch" 1"x2 1/8 (acrylic)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2008/42757-mini_challenge_wc.JPG

artbyjune
08-12-2008, 11:18 PM
Looks very good Trafford. I know what you mean about cross-eyed.

trafford
08-13-2008, 07:53 AM
Thank you June. I don't know what happened here. My scan came out very muddy and hard to see, though the original is fine. The size I posted is as large as I could get without it getting completely blotchy. Think I'll try w/c next time. I'd like to try another, maybe a different artist and an easier painting. :)

artbyjune
08-13-2008, 09:01 AM
Sometimes scans don't produce the best copy Trafford. Have you tried a photo using the macro function on your camera? Sometimes that gives a better result.

azulparsnip
08-13-2008, 09:50 AM
thanks June
Trafford - try scanning it different, it looks lovely

trafford
08-13-2008, 03:25 PM
Lets hope this is better. My son kindly took a photo for me. I worked so hard on her I hated to see her end up as mush. Enlargement from the 1"x 2 1/8" original.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Aug-2008/42757-mini_challenge.JPG

Mette Rörström
08-13-2008, 04:06 PM
It`s beutyful, trafford!

Nickel
08-16-2008, 11:50 AM
Another tiny :)

Cupid with Butterfly

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Aug-2008/39040-wc_cupid.gif

I don't have any tiny frames, so just added drawing in a sketch diary. :)
Somthing like 1 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 something tall. Sorry I don't have the exact number written down.

artbyjune
08-17-2008, 01:03 PM
Cute little cupid, Nickel. I remember you did him in wax resist too.

Nickel
08-17-2008, 03:36 PM
June, yes, same cupid. :)

I found this picture, helps to see the size a little better, but this was before I fiddled more with it.

The effect I went after was more toward a silver point type drawing and the drawing is on a chinese white base.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2008/39040-resize_003.gif

azulparsnip
08-17-2008, 08:10 PM
Trafford -she is lovely , good work with the greys and the form on the hands and foilge

Nickel -the sprite has a great feeling , you have a lot of little details, and you achieved ALOT with the basic black and whites......impressive

azulparsnip
08-17-2008, 08:21 PM
I just printed off this Waterhouse to do.

Nickel
08-18-2008, 01:50 PM
Azul I can't wait to see your Waterhouse! :)

artastic
08-28-2008, 12:25 PM
great fairy Nickle, and the laurel branch is lovely trafford (I know what you mean by crosseyeed)

I just drew out The Gleaners by Millet
I grew up with this painting, as it was my dad's favorite
it is about 1.7x2
will get it painted this weekend I hope

azulparsnip
08-29-2008, 08:11 AM
the end of august is so close, I hope to get the waterhouse done soon

mini artist
08-30-2008, 06:25 AM
Hi everyone, just come across this thread whilst surfing the web, to be honest I haven't posted here in years, forgot I was a member!! :o

Thought that I would just post an image of a miniature that I did a couple of months back. Although it's not in 1/12th or 1/24th scale, its actually in 1/48th scale.

I am working on creating a collection of masterpieces all in 1/48th, as you can imagine some of them are pretty small.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Aug-2008/46438-hay_wain_with_ruler.JPG

Mette Rörström
08-30-2008, 07:56 AM
Andrew....this looks great.I recognice the painting from Constable .I wish you had posted it so we can see a bigger pic.of it. it is a bit difficult to see details.
Well done!:clap: :clap:

mini artist
08-30-2008, 08:14 AM
Yes I forgot to give the title.

Constables Hay wain.

Here is a picture up close.

Painted in acrylic with an 0000 brush and hand held magnifying lens. Overall size 26 x 38mm hopefully 1/48th scale of the original.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Aug-2008/46438-Hay_wain_clear.jpg

artbyjune
08-30-2008, 08:19 AM
Andrew, your Constable miniature is marvellous...I really could not work that small...and you have rendered it so well in its details.

Mette Rörström
08-30-2008, 08:56 AM
Thank you Andrew...fro posting it bigger..
This is great!
I love paintings from Constable contry..
Do you have more from this artist?

mini artist
08-30-2008, 10:18 AM
Many thanks for your kind words June and Mette. I haven't done any other Constable work, but have other artists who I have done are Monet and Manet, Fragonard and Turner amongst others.

Andrew

Mette Rörström
08-30-2008, 12:08 PM
Andrew....Can I see?:)

mini artist
08-30-2008, 01:59 PM
Images of the other paintings are on my camera and its about time I transferred them to the pc. I will post some up here on Sunday, also I have just finished a very special painting so I may tell you all about that as well!

I'm glad I came across 'wet canvas' again, I forgot how much fun it was to talk to other artists!!

Andrew

Mette Rörström
08-30-2008, 02:07 PM
Andew...I cant wait to see!

mini artist
08-31-2008, 05:28 AM
I've been busy this morning, I didn't know that I had so many images on my camera waiting to be transferred! I will post others up during the day as I do them, although I feel that I have somewhat hijacked this thread :o

The first then is:

A young girl reading by Fragonard c. 1776

The original measured 81.1cm x 64.8 cm - 31 15/15 x 25 1/2 inches.

My version pictured below measures just 15 x 13 mm which is approximately 1/48th scale painted in about three hours using a 0000 brush and in acrylic onto thin card.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2008/46438-fragonard_close.jpg

Mette Rörström
08-31-2008, 07:34 AM
Anrew....This is beutyful!:clap:
Bigger?:)

artbyjune
08-31-2008, 01:45 PM
Very lovely Andrew. Keep posting. we are enjoying them!!

mini artist
08-31-2008, 03:07 PM
One more for today.

The Fighting Temeraire

c. 1839 J.M.W. Turner

Original size 90.7 x 121.6 cm

My version again approx 1/48th scale 17 x 25mm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2008/46438-turner_with_ruler.JPG

Mette Rörström
08-31-2008, 05:22 PM
Andrew...:clap: :clap:

azulparsnip
08-31-2008, 07:49 PM
Andrew, these are wonderful, amazingly small and effective at drawing us in. You are masterful here. and welcome back:)

azulparsnip
09-01-2008, 10:35 PM
Here is the Waterhouse - Windswept.....I really like this painting but minitures are not my strong suite obviously. this is 2 "x 2 3/4 "

Dan, thanks for hosting. I enjoyed the peek in tinyness.:D

azulparsnip
09-01-2008, 10:36 PM
well, I forgot to attach again (colored pencil) - thanks everyone, it's been a treat seeing your small wonders:thumbsup:

artbyjune
09-01-2008, 11:03 PM
Love the Turner, andrew. And your waterhouse lady is lovely, azul.

I got a couple of small frames at a recent sale so I may do more miniatures later...

danworg
09-02-2008, 02:51 AM
Well i am sorry i have not participated in this challenge as i would have liked.Unfortunatley i have been in hospital and am now recovering at home (my wife is typing this for me).
What a great amount of miniatures are coming through.It really has caught the imagination of many,something that miniature artists struggle to do on a regular basis...thankyou all for joining this challenge.
Andrew,are you the guy from hampshire who painted the mona lisa in 1/70th scale,because i must admit i have created it in 1/80th scale and it is being verified by the guiness book of records...here it is
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2008/108383-mona.jpg
A very blurred image which is much sharper in reality.

Anyway your work is much admired,as is everyones.

Dan:wave:

mini artist
09-02-2008, 03:07 AM
Dan sorry to hear that you have been unwell, hope that you are back to full fitness soon.

Yes I am the guy from Hampshire, although actually living in Somerset, that did the small Mona Lisa.

I have recently sent you an email as a reply to one that you sent a couple of months ago, I did reply at the time but was having so much trouble with my pc and telephone line that I never knew whether any of my emails were getting out.

I have recently - in the last week - completed another Mona Lisa which is to a scale of 1/100th, probably the smallest I can do with the equipment I have. So as not to fill this thread up I will post more information and a picture as a seperate thread.

Andrew

Mette Rörström
09-02-2008, 04:43 AM
Azul...great painting!
Dan...Your Mona Lissa is wonderful. :grouphug: From me and my children,we hope you get bether soon:)

artbyjune
09-02-2008, 08:30 AM
Dan, I hope you make a speedy recovery!! Many thanks for hosting this miniature project which has been lots of fun. I'm sure we'll see miniatures in the main threads because of it.

Love the mona lisa. How teeny-tiny she is!!

artastic
09-02-2008, 08:37 AM
andrew, I love your miniatures, especially the Turner, (very fond of his, and I have one in mine to try myself) it would be my third ever mini,
dan, wishing you wellness soon, I love your mona lisa
azul, very nice mini as well
I do have my 'gleaners' drawn, just not painted, hopefully this week, but are we continuing this thread? it is now Sept.

artbyjune
09-02-2008, 08:53 AM
Yes, we can continue to post in this thread.

mini artist
09-02-2008, 09:01 AM
As promised I have started another thread with my newer smaller version of the Mona Lisa, that thread can be found here:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7104441#post7104441

Andrew

azulparsnip
09-03-2008, 01:29 PM
Thanks Dan for hosting and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Andrew , congratulations on the itsy bitsy Mona -

Bonnie, please post your gleaners when you get it done, I'd love to see it.

artastic
09-12-2008, 11:40 PM
actually the gleaners is still in the drawing stage, but I did this for the WDE vangogh challenge
it is Van Gogh's yellow cafe painted with pitt pens and microns
it is 1.25"x1.56"http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2008/104250-vangogh_cafe.jpg

artbyjune
09-13-2008, 02:44 AM
Very attractive van Gogh mini, Bonnie. Haven't decided what to do for the WDE this week yet.

artastic
09-13-2008, 10:17 AM
just did another while I was in the vangough mood
now I can frame them as a pair
starry night, same size: 1.56"x1.25"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2008/104250-vangogh_005.jpg

Mette Rörström
09-13-2008, 02:45 PM
Bonnie..they are great!Well done!

artbyjune
09-14-2008, 02:32 AM
Lovely duo Bonnie!!

azulparsnip
09-14-2008, 12:39 PM
sweet!!

artastic
10-14-2008, 11:03 PM
I know this is very late, but I finally finished Milletts' Gleaners
1.5x2.5 inches in watercolor
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Oct-2008/104250-mini_gleaners-s.jpg

artbyjune
10-15-2008, 03:38 AM
Excellent work , Bonnie. Colours so fresh. I am very impressed at the detail and the size.

azulparsnip
10-22-2008, 08:35 AM
OH, Bonnie this is beautiful. The detail and depth is delicious. Hard to believe it is that small. wonderful accomplishment. Congrats