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“Crabshell on the Beach”
Media:  Watercolor Miniature Watercolour on Saunders Water...
Genre:  Nature
Size: 2.63x3.38 in
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Artist's Notes

Artist's Notes:

Another Miniature Watercolour. This was painted long before I thought about painting Miniatures. I had this crabshell, and decided to paint it as an exercise. Then the Miniature shows came along, and I already had one available. It just meant changing frames, as originally it was framed with a large thick matte (mount, to the British), and, oh probably, for fitting an 8” x 10” frame, or thereabouts.


Some of you will have read about Miniatures when you clicked on that tab on my blog. The Classic Miniature is highly detailed, and built up with transparent and translucent layers of pigments. Many thus find added enjoyment by perusing their Miniatures with the aid of a magnifying glass. According to the premier Miniature societies, the maximum size accepted is 25 square inches, and there is a restriction on the maximum outside frame dimensions, as well. Another thing to consider is the one sixth rule, where the painted image is to be one sixth or less of the size of the subject. For example, a 3” orange in a still life, would be painted at 1/2” or smaller in the Miniature. I don’t always follow this rule.

Many of my Minatures have received awards, and many have sold in the various Miniature shows. I will be presenting some of my Miniatures to you, periodically on this site. The prices will be approximately 10-15% below what they were when in the Miniature Shows.

One of the problems in showing them online is that to see them on screen, is to see them already larger than they actually are in reality. On my computer and my phone, they look good, size-wise (although still oversize), but on my tablet they fill the screen and are way oversize. Just keep in mind the actual dimensions of the original, when looking at the images on screen.


I suggest that you visit this website to learn more about Miniatures, and to put these into perspective:

Minature Art Society of Florida


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