Monday, November 17, 2008

"The Bluebird of Happiness," All Decked Out

1" x 1  5/8", egg tempera miniature on vellum with artist hand-painted matt, Available

Remember the "The Bluebird of Happiness?" 
Here it is, revised and all decked out with a vellum matt I hand-painted,
in a small Venetian glass mosaic frame.  "Bluebird" will appear at the 
Weatherburn Gallery in Naples, Florida, along with the other miniature paintings I prepared for "It's a Small World----World Class Art in Miniature."  It's a very elegant venue, and I am thrilled to be part of this show.

Painting all those tiny dots on the vellum matt surrounding the bird, took practice to match them for size and shape at this tiny scale.  If you remember, the bluebird in this painting measures 3/8 of an inch.  The bluebird I painted it from was a small blown glass bluebird my mother gave me inscribed with 'Bluebird of Happiness' on it's bottom. 

Tomorrow I will post the last of the five paintings I sent to Weatherburn Gallery.



1 comment:

Marcia said...

This is truly a remarkable miniature. The colors are lovely and the elaborate fram contrasts effectively with the simple painting. When I look at it, it makes me feel happy!