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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hat Lady with Cat: tiny miniature oil painting

"Hat Lady with Cat and Key"
Oil on fine grain canvas on wood ACEO.
2.5 inches x 3.5 inches. The above photo shows actual size.

Call me crazy, but I love to do tiny miniatures. For reference I used photos, clay models, and did some out of my head. On a miniature face, you have to get the eyes lined up EXACTLY, because if it's off even a fraction of an inch, it shows. Below you can see an enlarged detail shot with a US penny for size reference.



9 comments:

Loredana said...

Oh Theresa, this is absulutly lovely, a real treasure!

queenopearls said...

Wow, Theresa, phenomenal! And I totally adore the rest of your artwork as well.
You are quite an inspiration.
~Christina

Rick OzTown said...

Did you use a magnifier while painting this?

Very nice, BTW.

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Rick. I use a pair of +2.75 reading glasses plus I move my light down very close to the work. Having lots of light really helps.

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Lore and Christina! (thot I'd said thanks but for some reason the comment didn't how up, but anyways, THANKS!)

BrianLee said...

Beautiful! Man, the size reference really makes me want to see this in person:)

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Brian. I'll bring it in to studio next Friday.

Kelly Borsheim said...

Love it, Theresa! Brava!

Theresa Bayer said...

Thanks Kelly and Namaste!