How To Paint A Doll's House?

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When Jennifer Wormser learned that I was interested in painting dollhouses, she offered to loan me her personal copy of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. The fictional tale tells the story of a young woman who receives a miniature Dutch cabinet house from her husband as a wedding present. The story is based on the actual 17th-century Doll’s House of Petronella Oortman (c.1686- c. 1710) on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which I was fortunate to see in person during a visit to the Rijksmuseum a few years ago. It was a combination of seeing Petronella Oortman’s actual doll’s house displayed next to a painting that was made of the doll’s house by Jacob Appel in 1710, that inspired me to paint my first dollhouse interior, based on a childhood

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