Miniatures – April 2023 – Wednesday

A dreadful day of high winds, rain and hail but thankfully it had cleared by the time our session started at 7pm. It was the first Wednesday session that started in daylight after the clocks went forward, so it was great that thirteen members attended.

The suggested idea was ‘miniatures’, which proved a challenge as many members usually work on paper at least a quarter imperial size or larger. The official size of a miniature on the website of The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Gravers and Sculptors is 6″ x 4.5″ and that includes the frame!

Most artists worked on postcard-sized pieces of paper but two members painted to the smaller Artist Trading Card (ATC) size of 3.5″ x 2.5″.

Well done to everyone who had a go at miniatures because it does take patience and brush skill to paint at this smaller size.

Some members used the next Saturday’s idea of ‘illuminated letters’ for their pictures. Choosing an initial and creating patterns around it. Used to great effect was shiny, metallic, watercolour paint to add interest, especially the magenta colour paint fitting with the Pantone Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta.

Other members did their own thing, which is always encouraged as we love seeing your enjoyment of painting.

The next session is on Saturday 22nd April with the hall booked from 10am to 3pm.

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