Roger and Carmela Arturi Phillips
Gillie Hoyte Byrom
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 today in almost all exhibitions worldwide.
There are several excellent synthetic painting surfaces available to achieve highly detailed Miniatures, like Lumitex-Fino, Polymin, Ivorine and Grafix Dura-Lar Matte. They are almost all suitable for oils, acrylics, watercolours, gouaches, pencils and pastels.
Left: Lumitex-Fino, Top-Center: Ivorine,
Bottom-Center: Grafix Dura-Lar Matte, Right: Polymin
From Top: Flat Taklon Brush, Da Vince 2/0 Liner, Raphael 6/0 Liner, Renoir Filbert 2, Da Vinci Round, Da Vinci 5/0