Friday, June 29, 2012

Some of my miniatures























These are details from miniatures I painted quite a few years ago. I used Japanese paper containing specs of mica and (I think) fine silk fibres, which show through the paint here and there, creating an interesting effect. The paper was quite absorbent so I primed it with a layer of acrylic gouache (storm blue colour) so that the watercolours would not sink in and bleed into the paper.

7 comments:

Stille Linde said...

Exquisite work, I'm really impressed, I love the first one so much, the endless beauty of that natural landscape and the white souls and white clouds travelling there!

jeronimus said...

Thanks so much Barbara. I hope to do some more miniatures soon, when time allows.

Zorka Velickovic said...

all three are wonderful, but the first one just takes breath away...! I have one question, is it made by some reference or it is urs original art work?

Zorka Velickovic said...

all three are wonderful, but the first one just takes breath away...! I have one question, is it made by some reference or it is urs original art work?

jeronimus said...

Thanks Zorka. There is some reference to Indian miniatures i have seen, but they are original works. The first one was totally out of my head except the idea of the squirrel climbing the tree which is from a famous miniature, different tree though.
Sometimes i do versions of existing miniatures as an exercise.

Indy said...

Hi there! What is your name so I can see more of your work? Also, I am making a Youtube video retelling of an Indian folktale and I'd like to use your first image as one of my background images. I would be sure to credit you. Would that be alright? Thank you!



jeronimus said...

Hi Indy.
Graham Brown is the artist. He says please feel free to use the image in your video.
More of Graham's work can be seen at http://www.iriscroll.com/blog/