Children.  The little things that matter most...               
                                                                                                                               ...because they're only little once
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Miniature Graphite Pencil Portraits


A charming keepsake to treasure for generations.

 
What is a miniature?  A miniature portrait is fine art.  It is tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and precious enough to hold close to your heart.  By definition of most miniature societies, a miniature should not exceed 25 square inches.  It should be one-sixth or less actual size of the subject, and it's minute detail should hold up well to close inspection under magnification as well as from a distance.

Miniature portraits were very popular in the 1600-1700's, before the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 1800's.  Members of royalty often commissioned portraits of their loved ones to carry in their pockets.  Today, miniatures are popular to individuals and art collectors alike for their small size as they don't take up the wall space of larger artwork, thus allowing a person to display more of their favorite pieces.  They can be hung in groupings on a wall, displayed on a shelf or desk, or even carried with you in a handbag. 

I specialize in children and pets, but I have drawn many other subjects, including houses, automobiles, vintage tractors and airplanes, boats, and wildlife.  Please e-mail me with any other subject requests.

Miniature Art Societies

The Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF)
http://www.miniature-art.com 

The Miniature Painters, Sculptors &
Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS)

http://www.mpsgs.org

Art in Miniature – Hilliard Society
http://www.art-in-miniature.org