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Pastel-Miniatures

If you enjoy the control in painting with a smooth, flowing medium on an even or glassy surface the very thought of producing a pastel miniature may propel your nerves to a breakdown.

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Enamel Portrait Miniatures

Enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal. Gillie finds this medium both challenging and fascinating involving an exacting combination of art, chemistry and risk. Each portrait has been fired…

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Painting a Portrait Miniature

I often demonstrate the painting of a miniature at my local art society exhibition. The most frequent comments made is, “I never realised that people could still paint like that.”

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Framing Miniatures Made Easy

Being a routined miniature artist, you will be aware of the special requirements of framing for miniature art exhibitions. Starters in this beautiful kind of art…

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Materials for Painting Miniatures

To achieve miniatures with the finest of details, some unique materials are necessary. Historic portrait miniatures were usually painted on Ivory. This material is banned…

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The Secret About Miniature Art

The secret about miniature art is the intense sense of intimacy that is experienced, when you hold a piece in your hand. When a piece of art is so small that it can rest in the palm of your hand, you are being gently invited to bring it a little closer to your eyes. You bow your head a bit and bring your hand nearer to your face. This is a very intimate pose. At this moment, you have let the piece of art enter…

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Melencolia 1 By Albrecht Durer

Melencolia 1 By Albrecht Durer And The Numbers In The Magic Square. Published on this website with kind permission of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

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