Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Here is a peek at what I am currently working on (sorry for the lousy scan...). A miniature painting, watercolour on hot pressed watercolor paper, measuring 2 5/8" x 4 5/8".
This differs from my recently posted ACEOs which are more like little studies, always measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and don't have as much detail.
A true Miniature follows the following guidelines:
•Minute in scale vs. life sized. Following the general 1/6th scale.
•Delicate and painstaking technique that withstands magnification.
•Small in format and size. 25 inches or less for surface area.
•High in quality. The work should exemplify Fine Art ~ demonstrating a mastery of composition, color, values etc.
Additional info can be found here:
Association of Miniature Artists
Art in Miniature
Miniature Art History (Courtesy of Wes and Rachelle Siegrist)