Show 10/1 - 11/6/21, DUE 9/10/21
Council for the Arts 37th Annual Exhibition Miniature Art,
103 North Main Street
Chambersburg, PA, 717-264-6883. For entry info, see www.councilforthearts.net/miniatures-show-2021
Show 11/21 - 1/8/22, DUE 8/28/21
88th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature,
sponsored by The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of
Washington, D.C. (MPSGS), exhibit held at the The Mansion at Strathmore,
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD. For entry info, see www.mpsgs.org
(many of these are out of print but often
available "used" thru Amazon.com)
1. Miniature Painting: A Complete
Guide to Techniques, Mediums, and Surfaces
by Joan Cornish Willies; softcover, 144 pages,
* reprinted in 2016. Can be purchased in hardback or softback at Echo
Point Books, 802-257-6900.
Step-by-step instruction showing how to paint landscapes, still lifes,
portraits; info on various media, surfaces, materials. Only her work shown.
Well illustrated in color.
2. Painting Miniatures
by Pauline Denyer-Baker; softcover, 176 pages,
Interesting and detailed book on supplies, techniques, and history of
3. Painting Miniatures
by Elizabeth Davys Wood; hardcover, 128
pages, c. 1989
Step-by-step instructions, list of materials. How to paint landscapes,
flowers, animals, portraits, children and silhouettes. Only her work shown.
Well illustrated in color.
4. The Techniques of Painting
by Sue Burton; hardcover, 144 pages,
The work and techniques of various artists with their hints, material
lists. Well illustrated in color.
5. How to Paint Miniatures
by Robert Hughes & Elizabeth Johnson;
hardcover, 80 pages, c. 1994
Step-by-step projects by various artists in different media; includes
portraits. Well illustrated in color.
6. Looking for Eulabee Dix, The
Illustrated Biography of An American Miniaturist
by Jo Ann Ridley; softcover, 304 pages,
An interesting biography; provides history and technique of miniature
painting. Some of Dix's portraits can be seen at the National Museum of
Women in the Arts. Well illustrated in color.
7. Love and Loss, American Portrait
& Mourning Miniatures
by Robin Jaffee Frank; hardcover, 358
pages, c. 2000
Well illustrated in color, reproduces over 100 miniatures; discusses their
role in American art history.
8. Color: A Natural History of
by Victoria Finlay; soft or hardcover
(448 pages), c. 2002
Blend of travelogue and historical exploration about the ways color takes
on meaning; author traveled the world in search of ancient sources of
natural colors & recounts the surprising chemical processes by which
everything from stones to insects to mummies have been transformed into
precious pigments for paint, dyes, and varnish.
9. Miniatures: Dictionary and
by Daphne Foskett; hardcover, 702 pages,
Reference guide for miniature collectors. Over 1,000 illustrations; details
methods for dating miniatures from clothing and style.