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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Completed Miniature Portrait of Marcia and Harry

"Marcia and Harry", 3 7//8" x 3", egg tempera on gessoed panel

Here is the main reference picture I used for this portrait (eliminating myself, and adding behind them the window view from the opposite corner of the restaurant.)

Here is the final version of the miniature portrait of Marcia and Harry.  I replaced my original scan with a better one, after also making a few tiny changes to the far right.  You will notice in both this instance and in the self-portrait in progress at age 3, that "rim lighting" illuminates the faces around the edges and with reflected light, giving them a soft glow.


  1. Marcia and Harry will treasure this Mona - you have given them so much more life and colour than the photo even has, and I love what you did with the background!!! :)

  2. Thanks Karen! I decided to put them in front of the adjacent set of windows at Asiate which overlooks part of Central Park, since this restaurant is known for it's beautiful view.