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A new painting. I tried this one on watercolour paper, which I like the texture of, but it's no fun to paint acrylics on.. lol.. Maybe I just have to get used to it. :D In this picture the morning rays through the trees look a little over done. In RL they are much more subtle.. I wonder why the camera does that.:dunno:


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An art studio/gallery ... yup! A room box/gallery would be a great way to display these little gems.

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So this one you painted on your own, without a tutorial?  I am absolutely stunned.  Beautiful!  I can't go over the detail on the trees.:clap:

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This one is very beautiful! You have quite the tiny talent :)

If I may ask, what was the trouble with the water color paper? I'm curious because I was hoping to try mini painting, hadn't gotten canvas material yet, and thought I'd try it out first on some cold press watercolor paper (had some laying around).

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10 hours ago, chapchap73 said:

This is lovely :)

Thanks Sarah. :) 

10 hours ago, stickyfingers said:

Love it!! You're really getting good at this!! Maybe sell some?

Thanks Linda, selling is a lot of pressure to get it right.. maybe one day when I run out of mini money.. :D 

9 hours ago, Keifer said:

You go girl!  You know I can’t keep saying this is my favorite so far.

#ROCKSTAR

:D Thanks Keith! Well of course you can.. because with each one I'm hopefully improving. 

9 hours ago, WyckedWood said:

Looks really good :) 

Thanks Karin.. When I get as good as you, I'll call it done. :) 

8 hours ago, Beulah said:

Dear God your amazing.  I think you need to make an art studio now for them all. :) 

Thanks Joanne! You are too kind. :) 

7 hours ago, KathieB said:

An art studio/gallery ... yup! A room box/gallery would be a great way to display these little gems.

Thanks Kathie. I might build a room box for them.. I'd have to stop giving them away first.. lol

7 hours ago, Mineejv said:

Nice painting...again & again & ........

Thanks Joanne.. I know! I'm getting a bit repetitive.. :D Slightly obsessed with mini painting.:blush:

7 hours ago, pgwyn said:

You have found your miniature calling.  They just keep getting better and better.

Thanks Patti! :D 

7 hours ago, Debsrand56 said:

So this one you painted on your own, without a tutorial?  I am absolutely stunned.  Beautiful!  I can't go over the detail on the trees.:clap:

Um, no :noway:.. I'm not there yet.. lol.. I just forgot to mention the youtube channel, tired and grumpy at the end of the day and just wanted the dang thing to load.. So I don't know the name of the artist because his channel is called Acrylic Painting Techniques and he seems to not ever mention who he is. Great channel though. He does some great colourful/magical forest scenes. This one he called Bluebells in the new forest.. but I renamed it, as it's a gift for a mini-ing friend who showed me an unsolicited kindness. :) 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEpzDKG9NCkfU6RL88E3aw/featured

5 hours ago, Mid-life madness said:

It is so good! I am proud for you! (LOL!)

LOL.. Thanks Carrie. :D  

4 hours ago, third_hand said:

This one is very beautiful! You have quite the tiny talent :)

If I may ask, what was the trouble with the water color paper? I'm curious because I was hoping to try mini painting, hadn't gotten canvas material yet, and thought I'd try it out first on some cold press watercolor paper (had some laying around).

Thank you Eli. The issue with the watercolour paper was that it really sops up the paint.. the paint doesn't glide as well as it does on canvas. I coped with it by watering down my paints.. especially the full bodied ones.. but it even slowed down the free flow acrylics so a little water was required in them also. After I finished this I had the thought that putting a coat of white paint on the paper first before painting might help the situation. I'll try that next time, but it will probably just sop that up too... lol

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1 hour ago, Samusa said:

putting a coat of white paint on the paper first

gesso is the base of choice among artists :) 

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11 minutes ago, KathieB said:

gesso is the base of choice among artists :) 

Yes, I tried gesso on the canvas Kathie, and I actually didn't like it because it slowed down the paint. I'm not sure how it would go on watercolour paper though. Need to google that. :D 

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10 hours ago, Samusa said:

Thanks Sarah. :) 

Thanks Linda, selling is a lot of pressure to get it right.. maybe one day when I run out of mini money.. :D 

:D Thanks Keith! Well of course you can.. because with each one I'm hopefully improving. 

Thanks Karin.. When I get as good as you, I'll call it done. :) 

Thanks Joanne! You are too kind. :) 

Thanks Kathie. I might build a room box for them.. I'd have to stop giving them away first.. lol

Thanks Joanne.. I know! I'm getting a bit repetitive.. :D Slightly obsessed with mini painting.:blush:

Thanks Patti! :D 

Um, no :noway:.. I'm not there yet.. lol.. I just forgot to mention the youtube channel, tired and grumpy at the end of the day and just wanted the dang thing to load.. So I don't know the name of the artist because his channel is called Acrylic Painting Techniques and he seems to not ever mention who he is. Great channel though. He does some great colourful/magical forest scenes. This one he called Bluebells in the new forest.. but I renamed it, as it's a gift for a mini-ing friend who showed me an unsolicited kindness. :) 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEpzDKG9NCkfU6RL88E3aw/featured

LOL.. Thanks Carrie. :D  

Thank you Eli. The issue with the watercolour paper was that it really sops up the paint.. the paint doesn't glide as well as it does on canvas. I coped with it by watering down my paints.. especially the full bodied ones.. but it even slowed down the free flow acrylics so a little water was required in them also. After I finished this I had the thought that putting a coat of white paint on the paper first before painting might help the situation. I'll try that next time, but it will probably just sop that up too... lol

Aha! Thirsty paper is definitely an issue. You're probably right; sealing with Gesso or even a barrier coat of paint is a good idea. Thanks! Keep up the great work!

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