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I was fascinated by @Deb's mini paintings so decided to give it a go following her suggestion to follow an online tutorial by "Painting with Jane". I chose her winter cabin painting to do first. This is the link to her tutorial, where you can see her original. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fikeC_Pynhg&index=57&list=PLGi-TA24mm8S5va5bxNoG6zmLVJ6y-V5u

OMG, can I just say, so fun and so addictive. I have zero painting skill and I think this came out pretty good... :) Seriously, anyone could do this.

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Both you and deb are making me so jealous with your mini works of art. You may not have painting skills per say but you certainly have raw creative talent. 

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13 minutes ago, Goldenrodfarm said:

That came out fantastic, I am thinking of trying one!  Don't think I have any canvas hanging around, so it may be a while!

Paint it on paper.. seriously you will love it. :D  

5 minutes ago, Keifer said:

Both you and deb are making me so jealous with your mini works of art. You may not have painting skills per say but you certainly have raw creative talent. 

You could paint these painting effortlessly Keith.. Give it a go. :) 

1 minute ago, Mid-life madness said:

Two thumbs up Sam!

Thanks Carrie :D You can tell my brain is already on the ski trip by the subject matter... lol

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Just now, Samusa said:

Paint it on paper.. seriously you will love it. :D  

You could paint these painting effortlessly Keith.. Give it a go. :) 

Thanks Carrie :D You can tell my brain is already on the ski trip by the subject matter... lol

I thought that too! Any chance you will make to the Anaheim show?

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1 minute ago, Mid-life madness said:

I thought that too! Any chance you will make to the Anaheim show?

Unfortunately not... it's just too many days in between the show and the ski trip. I need to plan that better next time. I am going to stop into LA on the way home (15th-18Feb) and go to Torrance and hopefully up to Ventura. Of course I'll probably go to Michaels and Hobby Lobby too.. wish we had those stores over here. 

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Congrats on great small paintings I will have to try these videos .I have been doing the paint and sip nights with a friend (reg sized painting) and they are so much fun. I try to paint a smaller version some work great and some not so good. Can't wait to try some of Jane's.

I just got back from a paint and sip here's the fairy I painted I'm ginning it to a six year old for her pink room.

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2 hours ago, NellBell said:

Congrats on great small paintings I will have to try these videos .I have been doing the paint and sip nights with a friend (reg sized painting) and they are so much fun. I try to paint a smaller version some work great and some not so good. Can't wait to try some of Jane's.

I just got back from a paint and sip here's the fairy I painted I'm ginning it to a six year old for her pink room.

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Wow! The Fairy is very good! So much detail! :)

 

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Wow, if that’s your first one, you do not have “zero painting talent”! It’s great! Thank you for sharing the tutorial link. I’d like to try this. 

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<clapping in delight>  Sam, that's amazing!!!!  isn't it fun?  It's so much easier than it seems but the end result looks so fabulous that it's just like magic. Jane says "put this much of this color paint on your brush and put it here" and before you know it, there's a gorgeous painting right there under your hand!  And you're quite right that you can do this on cardstock or sketching paper or any stiff paper with a bit of a tooth.  (If cardstock is too slick, lightly graze it with the fine side of an emery board just enough to take off the slick coating of the paper)   <happy dancing>  What a gorgeous mini painting!  I can't wait to see what else you do and how it all looks in your dollhouses.  :clap::artist:

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That is amazing!!  You did such a great job.  Clearly, you have artistic talent.  I could follow her tutorial and end up with something that looked like a blob between a couple of smears.  One of my most treasured possessions is a painting by MikeUK that I have hanging in the dining room of my Fairfield.  Now you'll have to start selling, so that I can have an original SamUSA as well.  :)

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10 hours ago, abloom said:

Wow, if that’s your first one, you do not have “zero painting talent”! It’s great! Thank you for sharing the tutorial link. I’d like to try this. 

Thanks! But seriously, I just followed the artists intructions (just scaled it down using smaller brushes).. No skill required at all. :) 

6 hours ago, Deb said:

<clapping in delight>  Sam, that's amazing!!!!  isn't it fun?  It's so much easier than it seems but the end result looks so fabulous that it's just like magic. Jane says "put this much of this color paint on your brush and put it here" and before you know it, there's a gorgeous painting right there under your hand!  And you're quite right that you can do this on cardstock or sketching paper or any stiff paper with a bit of a tooth.  (If cardstock is too slick, lightly graze it with the fine side of an emery board just enough to take off the slick coating of the paper)   <happy dancing>  What a gorgeous mini painting!  I can't wait to see what else you do and how it all looks in your dollhouses.  :clap::artist:

Thanks so much for this idea Deb! Jane is wonderful. So easy to follow.. She really explains every step. ... I spent all day yesterday painting... lol.. I've painted 4 more paintings.. a bit smaller than this one.. some successful, some not so much.. haha.. I really need to get some better supplies, I don't have all the correct colours so have had to mix a lot of my own, with mixed results... really need to get some cadmium yellow and that blue that she uses a lot of.... so fun though!... oh and I need to make some mini frames. :D.. It's off to the art shop for me. 

Oh, and I think I need to modify some of my brushes to suit mini painting.. particularly a cloud brush.. haven't found anything that works well yet... Need a tiny stippler too.. I may just cut up some of my cheaper brushes. ;) 

4 hours ago, Mineejv said:

Beautiful.....you did sooo good. You should be very proud of yourself !!!

Thank you! :flowers:

3 hours ago, Debsrand56 said:

That is amazing!!  You did such a great job.  Clearly, you have artistic talent.  I could follow her tutorial and end up with something that looked like a blob between a couple of smears.  One of my most treasured possessions is a painting by MikeUK that I have hanging in the dining room of my Fairfield.  Now you'll have to start selling, so that I can have an original SamUSA as well.  :)

Baloney Deb! You have great artistic talent.. I think the key that Jane really emphasises is you have to let it dry before putting the next layer on... and the best bit is if you muck up a bit.. just wait for it to dry and paint right over it. :D... 

Don't think I'll be selling mini paintings anytime soon.. but BTW.. you are more than welcome to an SamUSA original... I would love it if someone wanted one!.. Go and look at Jane's paintings and pick one.. I'll (try to) paint it for you and chuck it in the mail.. pm me your address & painting choice.... no payment required. :) 

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4 hours ago, Debsrand56 said:

 Now you'll have to start selling, so that I can have an original SamUSA as well.  :)

I want a Samusa :D

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Those are fantastic! You have inspired me - but I also think maybe you should start an etsy shop! I am gonna try this tho! I am horrible with tiny painting...

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