Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Magnifying magic!

I thought you might enjoy this photo my son took of me painting when he got home from school today.

The miniature is slowly taking shape. A lot of it is painted with the help of either this hand held magnifying glass or a larger table top one. Painting this way takes a little getting used to but once you do it really fools the brain into thinking you are painting much larger than you really are. This makes details like the wood grain on the table or the teeny tiny sprinkle hearts a lot easier to create. I must admit though that I feel a little like Alice because working like this for several hours at a time totally distorts your real sense of scale.

Talking of scale do you think my Ted's eyes might be bigger than his stomach? He says he has been appreciating the aesthetic beauty of my art work long enough and its making him hungry  (EEEK!)



  1. wow, such a tiny brush. What is the size of it?


  2. Love it Ona!

    Debra Keirce

  3. Hi Kathy, the brush in the photo is a 5/0 Curry's own brand sable.

    Thank you Debra.

  4. That is so sweet. I just love it.