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Old 04-10-2003, 09:08 AM
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Smile first mini painting

Hello there everyone! I recently read about some people who do mini paintings and this sounded like fun so out came some pictures and the result is this painting which measures 4.5"X6". Any comments are appreciated!

Thanks for looking!

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Old 04-10-2003, 11:16 AM
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Cherie, that's delightful! Well done!

What kind of brushes did you do? You have such minute detail - especially on the stonework.

Great stuff!
Any resemblance between my portraits and anyone living or dead is a miracle.
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:27 AM
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Very nice, the horse and rider are AMAZING- great detail. I also like the composition. One thing I'm not to sure of - is the background supposed to be solid, or is it the sky. If the latter, it seems a bit flat. maybe try a gradation of value starting with lightest at the horizon, moving toward darker higher in the sky.
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:46 PM
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I'm inspired to sing "O Canada" if only I knew the words. Is someone in your family a Mountie? He's so regal looking. The piece was done so meticulously, you must have adored the subject. Such good posture. He must be an impressive horseman.
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Old 04-11-2003, 08:48 AM
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Hi everyone, thanks for your comments!

The brushes I used were mostly small round ones size 2-5/0. For the brick work which took 2 hours to finish by itself I used a tiny flat brush size 0.

The background is supposed to be sky and thanks for the advice i will try to do a graduation and see how it turns out.

No one in my family is a mountie but I did travel to Ottawa last year and that is when I took this reference picture:

And this is a progress picture:

Hope you like them!


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Old 04-11-2003, 02:04 PM
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very nice. aren't smalls fun. (its easier - i don't put my elbows in the pic as much) lol


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