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Monday, May 6, 2013

Large and small




Painting ceramics in miniature.



One of my regular sized dinner plates and two tiny plates measuring only 1.5 inches.   






Dinner plate, from a set of 12,  I painted for a client. 






See the marble rim, very tedious to paint but not nearly as tedious as the two small plates. 



  

And outside?

 The Daffodils are still going strong. 







Cool weather has made them last longer.






Trees are still bare.






Temporary fence keeps the ducks and geese from nibbling on them.  
When will they learn that Daffodils are poisonous?  

What are you up to this week my dear  
Blogging Friends?

Gina

10 comments:

  1. I like the idea of painting miniature plates, Gina. I could imagine that such art would be very sought after by serious doll house collectors.

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    1. Dear Mark, There are collectors, only I don't find much satisfaction in painting in miniature. I painted these two plates just for the fun of it and to have the experience.

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  2. The marble work is exquisite Gina - the miniature plates are lovely, and as Mark mentions I too wondered whether they are for dolls houses - I was also thinking that they would make very attractive brooches if they had a fastening on the back.
    Lovely to see the sunny faces of your daffodils and the blue skies.

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    1. Dear Rosemary, I was actually surprised how many people really love and collect these tiny plates. You have an excellent idea about attaching a fastening to the back and making brooches out of them. If I were to try that (and I think it's a brilliant idea) I would paint them just a little larger, say 3 inches in diameter or even paint an oval shape. I remember seeing, in Deruta, Italy, beautiful images painted onto ceramics and then attached to necklaces. ox, Gina

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  3. Dear Gina,great shots of the daffodils with the various backgrounds of sky,clouds, lake and house.They
    convey the awakening of nature in your garden.The miniature plates are lovely and colorful and presented
    on a fine wooden tray. Very nice,Sieglinde

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    1. Dear Sieglinde, Everything is late in our garden except for the Daffodils. What would I do without them? The miniature plates are attached to an old Italian frame, so perfect to set them apart. Thank you for your visit and have a great week. ox, Gina

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  4. Dear Gina,
    Your plates, large and small are so beautiful! I can imagine that the tiny ones were very difficult to paint...one-hair brushes, surely! Thank you for sharing them and also your daffodil fields--a wonderful part of the spring ritual.
    Warm regards,
    Erika

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    1. Dear Erika, I always look forward to your visits. As you know I love painting ceramics but painting them in miniature was a one-time exercise. Luckily, daffodils are always such a pleasant surprise...every year they appear, without my help. Gina

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  5. I have a small limoges plate with gold edging that is a pin to wear...I love it! What am I doing? Finishing a room size mural tomorrow and making a quick run to the local rose gardens with a client....I will share pictures!

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    1. Dear Theresa, I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your latest projects. I know that I won't be disappointed. What dedication to work on a romm sized mural. Have a wonderful remainder of the week. Gina

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