Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Not Quite Right

When I haven't painted in miniature for a while, I struggle with the scale. I was quite pleased with this woman- until I held her up next to a few miniature pieces and realized she's about 3x larger than life. Of course, this occasionally happens in regular life too. My first "life size" full-body self portrait ended up over eight feet tall! But miniature paintings tend to look 'wrong' if they are significantly over sized.
 I decided to frame her anyway. She may end up somewhere in our 'real' house. I have a small collection of these larger-scaled but still tiny paintings, and I've been toying with the idea of grouping them on a small section of wall. I'll post another painting with better scale on Friday.


  1. Is it a scale or not... is not the point! Its so charming an beautifuly framed!
    A Hug

  2. Estoy deseando ver el proyecto, sera fantastico como siempre¡¡¡
    El retrato tiene tanta serenidad, es precioso , sea grande o no.

  3. The painting is very beautiful and detailed.
    pity it is too large.
    I am looking forward to the new painting.

    Best regards, Alexandra