Winners in the 27th International Miniature Art Show
May 26, 2018
by judge, Beverly Abbott
It is always an honor and a challenge to be asked to judge a show. There are many excellent paintings in this year's show. It can take as long to create a miniature as it does to create a large painting and I spent happy hours studying the tiny works of art.
I based my selections on the following criteria: first I looked for the composition, then detail, accuracy, line and color balance. A miniature work of art regardless of the medium should be able to be enlarged without flaws becoming magnified. Since a miniature can be held in hand, for close inspection, presentation is also a factor. It should be neat, clean, and flattering to the art.
Judges always wish more creations could be honored with special mention and this show was no exception. Congratulations to all the artists who worked so hard to make this show a joy and pleasure to see.
This is an elegant and refined tiny jewel of a painting. The composition is dynamic with accurate attention to detail, shadow, and light. The limited use of color strategically placed among the assembled objects keeps the eye moving throughout the painting.
This is a dynamic composition between the boats and flowing water with great attention to tiny details and with great accuracy in rendering fine lines. The color throughout the painting blends into a unified pleasing whole.
This gives the feeling of an ancient manuscript with a great deal of accurate detail in a tiny space. There is a pleasing balance of colors and contrast that bounce back and forth between the elements of the painting.
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