Links to online events: Artists' talk online with Rayan Elnayal, Jean Morris and myself, and my online miniature painting demonstration (free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-in-conversation-reimagining-spaces-and-restoring-lost-histories-tickets-319119463907 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-introduction-to-miniature-painting-a-demonstration-tickets-322568760847
It's always instructive to see an ancient painting in progress, and unfinished. This one's by the famous Behzad (c. 1480) and depicts a poet being attacked by dogs. We learn that miniatures were built up in different areas at the same time - something I always try to encourage in my teaching - and you can see areas that are already rendered to a high detail and others that are hardly touched. This is the way artists worked (at least I do too).
Hello I am Daniela I currently live in Vienna (Austria). I started miniature painting this year, below is my first work 'Goat and phoenix' (postcard). I felt attracted by the strong vivid colours, the small size and the process of miniature painting. I am currently working on a A4 format with two phoenixes. I'm very excited to be here and to see and learn more about miniature painting.