Thursday, September 11, 2008

Two pet portraits, both 1/6th scale, but are they both miniatures?

"Jack", 1  3/16" x 1  1/16" (nfs)
egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum

"Max with Cosmos"  7" x 9"
egg tempera and oil on panel (commission)

Here is a comparative example of two pet portraits.  "Jack" is a portrait 
I painted in just a few hours today.  It has less detail.  
But click on the second portrait to see the greater detail in Max.  
The first is a dailywork; the second is a masterwork.

The dogs in both of these paintings are portrayed at least 1/6th of life scale, but are both miniature paintings?  If you know the answer, please submit your comment.


Edward Burton said...

Great dog portraits! Very cute westie.

Unknown said...

I don't think the white dog is a miniature, but the other one yes. Great work!

Mona Diane Conner said...

Thanks Ed and Nick!

Nick, your answer is correct. The white Westie is a 'small work' because it is larger than 25 inches square, even though the dog is portrayed at 1/6th scale.