Miniatures are not simply small paintings: special techniques are used to achieve their unique glow and luminosity. This book explains how to paint in detail in a small format with colour and precision. It gives an introduction to the history and traditions of miniatures set by Holbein, Hilliard and Oliver. Advice is given on materials, paints, bases and framing and there are step-by-step demonstrations of stippling and hatching, watercolour and oil painting, and colour mixing. There is a focus also on portraits, still life and silhouettes. Drawing on her extensive experience, Pauline Denyer-Baker shares her passion for painting miniatures, and inspires both beginners and more experienced artists to master and enjoy this historic art form.
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A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Pauline Denyer-Baker has been painting portrait miniatures and teaching the art for many years. Her works, in both watercolour and oils, are in collections all over the world, and have been regularly exhibited in the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. She is a member of Miniature Artists of America and the Royal Miniature Society in the UK.