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Henry Colton Shumway - A miniature portrait of Henry Peters Gray, 1842, Watercolour on Ivory. 5.2 x 4 cm
My favourite miniature ever because the skin couldn’t be any more luminous. It baffles me how this was done in watercolour …. it’s almost photographic. Click through for high res!
fleurdulys:

A Tale by the Way - Harry Watson
1922

Ooohhh the dappled light and application of paint kinda reminds me of Walter Everett…? Fantastic stuff!
gunelgasanova:

Ghostly woodsy fairy thing done in PS5.
thunderborn:

John Singer Sargent, Drawing of Emilio Bassi
The 19th Century Book Plates of D.M. Dewey
Gorgeous!
southwestart:

P.A. Nisbet
"Undercurrent"
33x30 inches, oil

HOLY SHIT THAT LIGHT