Wednesday, January 19, 2011


When I was in my early 20s, my dad took me to an art show. I don’t remember what the reason was at the time why we went to this particular show, but what I do remember was looking at one painting for the longest time.
It was a miniature painting done in oils and it was just beautiful! The detail was amazing and it could easily fit into my hand.
by TheNightjar

Both my father and I were in awe of this little painting.
Now you have to understand that my father was a very talented artist in his own right, so for him to be as fascinated with this little painting as much as I was, said a lot.
 by vakadi

I did a search for miniature paintings and these are a few from some very talented people. They show different mediums and totally different styles.
by BlueTrike 

One nice thing about miniatures is that you can always find a place to display them.  And you could have a large collection of them that would take up as much space as one larger painting would.  I suppose one drawback would be if you were sitting across the room from your paintings it wouldn’t be as easy to just look and enjoy them. You might have to actually get a little bit closer to them.

by GiselesGallery

by LittleShepherd
by tomsoucek

Whether you like large or small paintings it really doesn’t matter, as long as you enjoy the artwork.



goodgosh said...

You do like small things, don't you? :)

I also love these mini paintings you found! There's something about the small size that makes you feel like you are looking through a tree hole into another world.

Does that make sense or am I just weird?

Nice job!

Peppercorns said...

I am always fascinated by these small paintings. I enjoy painting them and I enjoy looking at them. You've found some real treasures jj.

GG, yes, this makes sense.:0)

Runs With Scissors said...

If I had to pick just one of these that I could purchase, I'm not sure I could do it, I love them all!