Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Miniature oil painting

For those that don't know , I am an oil painter. This was my very first medium in the art world. I think I start to paint when I was around 5 or 6 and since then I have painted numbers of canvas from small to very large , including backdrops for our marionette theatre ( see the link on the side bar) . However I have not done much of miniature painting. In fact this is only my 5Th one.
The canvas measures 2 1/4" by 4 1/4". It is not micro because I was thinking of my room boxes and my walls are taller than most dollhouses. I have decided that I don't want to have a dollhouse ( that may change later,grin*) because I get bored to easily and room boxes are more suitable for me. It will take me a long time , probably years to have several rooms built. I found out that my true pleasure is to make most everything ... I love a challenge and the idea that I can do the way that is on my head is very exciting to me...
I remember one time when I was on my teens when I asked an artist when she knew that she could paint well and she told me : " If I can paint a perfect apple, I can paint anything!"
That stayed in my head ... although I enjoy painting fruits , they are not my favorite subject and I was not willing to practicing my skills by painting apples all my life, grin, but every time I would paint apples I would think .... does my apple look real?
So .... because of that I almost did not share this canvas with you..... I trust that the peaches and grapes will distract your mind.....smiles...






14 comments:

Christel Hutson said...

WOW what fabulous tiny details! at first glance you would think this painting was life size! It is so good, what talent Patricia! I am in awe of your talent!hugs, ~Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HOLY COW. Wait.....I am in total shock here. How do you do what you do? wait....I forgot that I had declared that you are really an angel in disguise! HOW I LOVE YOUR WORK! YOU ARE NOW MY MENTOR ON EVERYTHING THERE IS TO LEARN ABOUT ART AND SUCH! You have blown me away again. Much love and admiration my sweet, Nita

Debbie said...

Patricia your painting is absolutely beautiful. x

PAKY said...

Fantastic, you paint very well, the painting is fabulous, congrats and happy new year!! Your work is great, you're a great professional!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I love it Patricia! Beautiful work!! There is nothing like oils...
Blessings, Penny

Joanna Thomas said...

It's gorgeous! I thought it was a large painting until I saw it in your hand then I was shocked at the size! I think this is one of my favorite things you have ever done. I love art of any kind but am especially drawn to oil painting and this one has totally caputured me!
xoxo

Patricia Cabrera said...

Christel,Nita,Debbie,Paky,penny and Joanna~
((( Thank you a million))) I am flatter for all the wonderful comments and I will tell you now that I am working on a much smnaller size of the same painting.... it is not as nearly as detailed but I thought it would be fun to give it a try.... I can always use the tiny one on my ( wantobe) French bathroom over a bathtub! * grin* thanks a lot grils!love~

miniaturist59 said...

Patricia, you are ridiculous with your talent!! GENIUS!!!!

Roz & Aidy said...

Beautiful work! If only I had 10% of your talent I would be very happy!!! I love your cats too ;o)

Patricia Cabrera said...

Kiva, you are so kind!((( Thank you))) I mean it!Smiles,~

Patricia Cabrera said...

Roz and Aidy~ I am smiling because it is not true...your work is so special!Thank you for visiting me and leaving me a note!Smile~

KC-Design said...

Ohhhhhh, it is so beautiful!!!

Miriam said...

Favolose le tue mini opere d'Arte, sono bellissime!
Ti seguo con interesse, passo dopo passo...
Un caro abbraccio!

Bonnie said...

Hello Patricia, I am not sure how you do all that you do but what a gift you have! I'm not sure I could manage painting a large picture not to mention one in miniature. Your work is more than genius it is captivating.

Have a wonderful Sunday, Bonnie