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« on: August 03, 2006 03:35:21 PM »

Three wee paintings, achieved using tiny brushes.

Here is the triptych together (in case you did not know, a triptych is a grouping of three and makes you sound fancy when you call a group of three a triptych):
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Here are closeups of the three individually:






And what does one do with such tiny paintings?  You frame them in a big gigantic frame:


I'd post a picture of the bottlecaps next to a ruler, but I figured that bottlecaps are pretty much universally the same size, and I will not insult your esteemed intelligence by suggesting that you might not recall the dimensions of such a common object.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006 03:41:02 PM »

These are wonderful!

I used to do something similar (bottlecaps, paintings & gigantic frames...but not your particular wonderful paintings!) when I was still inspired to paint ... yours make me so happy!  Could you send me some of your inspiration in a small pouch?  Cheesy

Did you have someone model or were they wildly created in your imagination?
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006 03:45:55 PM »

These are wonderful!

I used to do something similar (bottlecaps, paintings & gigantic frames...but not your particular wonderful paintings!) when I was still inspired to paint ... yours make me so happy!  Could you send me some of your inspiration in a small pouch?  Cheesy

Did you have someone model or were they wildly created in your imagination?
Oh, anyone would have found it ever so amusing to watch me paint these.  I sat in front of a mirror making ridiculous faces so that I could get the teeth just right on the yelling one, or the reflected light fall just so on the surprised face.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006 03:50:15 PM »

These are wonderful!

I used to do something similar (bottlecaps, paintings & gigantic frames...but not your particular wonderful paintings!) when I was still inspired to paint ... yours make me so happy!  Could you send me some of your inspiration in a small pouch?  Cheesy

Did you have someone model or were they wildly created in your imagination?
Oh, anyone would have found it ever so amusing to watch me paint these.  I sat in front of a mirror making ridiculous faces so that I could get the teeth just right on the yelling one, or the reflected light fall just so on the surprised face.

Ahh...that is great Cheesy  They make me even happier now... ha Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006 03:53:27 PM »

I adore the huge frame with the tiny paintings!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006 03:56:01 PM »

i love these.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006 04:18:33 PM »

wow, fantastic job on the painting. I love to paint tiny things...its a challenge but rewarding when they are done!
I was going to paint something for my tiny entry, but did something non-painted. I'm glad you entered something artsy, glad to see an entry like yours  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2006 04:22:33 PM »

Such great work on such a tiny scale!  I really love the last picture since it not only shows how tiny the caps are, but i love the reflection in the picture!
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2006 10:36:22 PM »

Amazing!  I had a paintbrush small enough to do paintings like that, but I used it too much and I didn't take good care of it so all of the bristles fell out.  Now I want to get a new one and paint tiny pictures!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2006 10:38:29 PM »

These look so great! I love that you framed them and they would look great in anybody's house as decoration too. All your funny faces in front of mirrors really paid off. Smiley
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