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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Miniature Self Portrait in Progress

"Self Portrait at 34" (in progress), egg tempera miniature painting on Kelmscott vellum

I'm really enjoying the challenge of working on this miniature portrait of myself when I was 34, painting it from my own photos which were taken with the self-timer on my camera back then.  I had fun posing in one of my all-time favorite wardrobe items, a black velvet cocktail dress.  This is shown approximately same-size as the art, so the tricky part will be to see if I can adequately articulate in paint at miniature portrait scale (1/6th of life size) the details of the rhinestone necklace I was wearing.  


  1. This is coming out great. Of course, what a lovely subject!

  2. What a great rendering you have going Mona.
    Great job.

  3. Thanks Gary; it came out nicely in the oval frame (post above), and has gone down to Florida for the MASF annual miniature show in January.