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Mares Pride 5x7 Oil on Porcelain - Miniature paintings Miniature Paintings-Oil on Porcelain - Art of Betty J. BillupsMiniatures: Oil on Porcelain
Mare's Pride
5x7
Oil on Porcelain


As with some of the other "mountain man images" on this web site...this was captured back in the late '70s or early '80s...

This was created in oils on a fine porcelain sheet, by the same company that creates the extremely large and thick tiles that NASA uses on the outside of the Space Shuttle, for heat protection. These small, fine quality porcelains, however, are made for circuit boards for computer controlled products (well, they use to, back in the '80s...pretty sure they no longer do. What she has in stock will probably be the end of these creations, thus making them an excellent investment...if "rarity" is one of the points in qualifying something as "valuable"!!!

They are extremely fine quality, and very durable. The oil that the images are created with, is very stable, since the tiles are porous, thus accepting the pigment into its surface, making a permanent binding.

The rich and intense quality of the colors in these creations have little to do with the porcelain itself, but solely to the artist's ability and vision. It does take special handling of the pigment, for once a color is placed on the porcelain, it is very likely to stain the surface, and thus damage the final outcome.

As far as the artist's knowledge, there is no one else in the country that is creating images of this caliper and design, on these fine quality porcelain plates.

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