Thursday, January 19, 2012

Painting in Miniature

Today, I've officially started my miniature paintings to put into necklace pendants.  I began by experimenting with watercolors and a picture of Onyx that I've worked on from before.  I wasn't too thrilled with painting in watercolors because they are so darn hard to correct!  I do like painting really really small (even smaller than my ornaments.)  I've always had a fascination with things in miniature, like tiny (overpriced) cans of soda and, of course, itty bitty animals.

Here is a quarter for reference.  
Next, after some prompting from the Husband, I tried acrylics (after a bit of a disaster trying to glue this watercolor into my pendant.)

I promise this isn't photoshopped, except to correct colors and such.
Pictures of necklaces to follow tomorrow.  I have to wait for things to dry.  Patience. I have it....


  1. Awesome miniatures! It must be tedious work.

  2. that horse looks awesome! I find it really difficult to paint on anything smaller than about 4"x4"

  3. What great detail you're accomplishing in your tiny paintings.. Beautiful.

    pawhugs, Max

  4. WE can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow.

  5. looks wonderful and mini ! watercolor has a soft touch to it but such a dfgsdkgsdg to use XD;

  6. Those look nice. I want to see them in a pendant or a key chain. I can't wait for tomorrow either.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  7. We love painting. The Cincinnati Art Museum had a miniature antique button painting show ~ we spent hours looking. You are very talented.
    Sweet William The Scot

  8. Hi, very nice to meet you. You do wonderful work. So pretty. My mom grew up in Denver so that is a special place for her. Hope to get to know you better.


  9. These are really nice - can't wait to see them as necklaces!

  10. You are an amazing artist! Beautiful!

  11. I agree with Jan, very charming indeed!


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