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Re: January Acrylics Classroom: Miniature Madness!

Some beautiful work here already. This is my first attempt at something this small.
1 1/4X1 3/4 on rag paper
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Hi again. Here's another I just did, same size 1 1/4 X 1 3/4.
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This is the one I did for the WDE on a playing card.
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Re: January Acrylics Classroom: Miniature Madness!

I have never done a miniature but may get inspired.

Is anyone here familiar with Thomas Paquette. I've seen an exhibit and he is wonderful. And while some of his paintings are HUGE, he does miniature gouaches.

Take a look - most are under 3 inches. I'm gonna give this a try...

here is the link
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I've seen Thomas Pacquette's big landscape paintings but this is the first I've seen of his miniatures!!!!! Thanks for posting it. WOW!!
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Bertoni - weren't Paquette's paintings neat in real life?

I saw an exhibit in Athens GA (UGA).
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Thank you so much for this fabulous class, Jamie! Reading this thread has been great fun!

I made my first miniature painting today, although I'm ashamed to admit that I used a photo from the reference image library as referance . I tried to set up a nice still life, but I didn't really feel like painting anything around me...

My painting is 11 x 8 cm (or about 4.3" x 3.1") on acrylic paper, the size of the painting with frames is 18 x 13 cm (7.1" x 5.1"). The photo isn't quite good enough, so sorry about that...

Leena, This is very nice! I have a question - What is Acrylic paper?
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Daniela, congratulations on your first minis! They would make great ATC cards! I really like the Island Sunset especially!

Maureen, I love your cheerful sunflowers! They were worth the wait!

Marge, the oval format is wonderful and works so well for your trees. Wonderful job on the light hitting the side of the treetops. Having picked up all those frames for such a bargain and then being able to paint to those sizes, I think you can see why I like to purchase the frames first!

Blu, you ROCK!!! Those are sooo fantastic and tiny! Now you have inspired me, and I'm going to have to try some even smaller! The smallest I've done so far is 2x3".

Barbara, thank you for reposting the lovely and delicate lily here. Very nice color palette you have. One think I've found with the minis is that sometimes when I pop one into a frame, all of a sudden, it looks a lot darker. Perhaps it is the shadow cast by the frame, but I do find I need to paint minis lighter and brighter than larger works or else they seem to disappear into their frames a bit.

Turbocat, thank you for that link. Wow, those are awesome minis!

Keep 'em coming, everybody!

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Barbara, acrylic paper is a kind of paper designed to be used with acrylics. Some brands are called canvas paper, others (like the one I used, Daler-Rowney) acrylic paper or something similar... Canvas (acrylic) paper has a canvas texture, which gives it a nice effect. I prefer painting on paper with acrylics, and I've found canvas paper a good alternative.

The Daler-Rowney acrylic paper I used (link) for my miniature had finer texture than some other brands I've used, so it seemed to work quite well with miniature painting - for a larger painting this paper wouldn't be quite thick enough.
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Ooh this is fun . . . thanks Jamie. Just what I needed was another addiction. I now cannot walk into a store without checking for mini frames. I have already amassed a few more yesterday: 2X3's and a 4X4
Haha. Will I be needed new glasses after this?
It's funny, my Mom specializes in miniature fibre art, and I never thought I would like doing such small things.
I like it because it is easy risk experimentation. A good way to try out new things, and to simplify . . . like thumbnail painting.
Thanks for the Paquette link tURBOCAT. I had not seen his work before. Very inspirational.
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"The Bumblebee" finished this a.m.
2" x 3" on 140 Hot Press Arches that was coated beforehand with acrylic clear matte gel medium.
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Bertoni, I thought that was a new image! I like this so much for the close-in macro view. Then I'm a sucker for pink, bumblebees & Echinacea daisies . . . Beautiful.

Question on supports - I did read einions' thread on supports - has anyone used illustration board for acrylic? For these minis it would be an appropriate support. I've not used illustration board in recent history - does anyone have info. to answer these questions - like would you mount it on a rigid board afterwards, how do you frame it, I suppose you'd gesso it beforehand. Any info. for this would be appreciated.

THANKS - now back to the class!
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Lynne:
Glad you liked the Bumblebee. I just put the signature mini of it up today.
I've had luck with illustration board for some minis, gessoed before sketching and painting! I do like the Arches 140 hot press a lot with a coat of acrylic matte clear gel medium. I glue that to illustration board or mat board.
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Barbara, acrylic paper is a kind of paper designed to be used with acrylics. Some brands are called canvas paper, others (like the one I used, Daler-Rowney) acrylic paper or something similar... Canvas (acrylic) paper has a canvas texture, which gives it a nice effect. I prefer painting on paper with acrylics, and I've found canvas paper a good alternative.



Thanks so much! On my lunch break I went to Michaels and all their Canson pads (including canvas pads!)are 50% off.
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Re: January Acrylics Classroom: Miniature Madness!

I decided to jump in here,too. I have been interested in miniatures ever since I went to the Florida Miniature show, which happens to be at a museum only a few miles from where I live. I LOVED the work there, and have been looking for an excuse to try one!!



Actually, to tell the truth, I had TWO excuses for this- The Jan. Classroom, and the pointalism project... I figured I could kill two birds with one stone

This is 3" x 5", on hardboard. It is my first painting in acrylic- I have only used watercolor prior to this (and only for about a month or so!!) so be kind

I think I am going to try an even smaller one next...



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