Saturday, August 29, 2009

Two of five miniatures for sale at Elder Street Gallery, Houston, Texas


"St. Joseph and Christ in Aix en Provence," 1 15/16" x 1 5/6", egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum, (SOLD)

"Pink Lotus," 2 3/8" x 2 7/8", egg tempera and gold paint

Here are two of my five framed miniatures for "It's a Small World," a minature competition and show at Elder Street Gallery in Houston, Texas. Although I have previously shown "Pink Lotus" on this blog and elsewhere in a pink shelled frame, since framing is part of the judging and the rule of 'no craft' may exclude that frame, I reframed "Pink Lotus" in a gold frame for this miniature competition, and will be using my pink shell frame for another upcoming rose miniature I've started.

I decided to frame "St. Joseph and Christ in Aix en Provence" with a triple matt, which takes lots of patience and several tries to cut perfectly, but I think it was worth doing. (It's middle matt is a cream color museum matt, though it looks more white online.) My other three entries for the Houston, Texas show include, "The Ruby Slippers," and two eye portraits which you can see by visiting Eye Portraits in Miniature: "Kimberly's Eye," and "Kimberly's Eye #2". All of these miniatures are also available for sale online through Elder Street Gallery. "It's a Small World" opens at the gallery in Houston, Texas Sept. 19 from 5 - 10PM, and runs through Oct. 4.

9 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

You have done such a beautiful job of framing them Mona (I detest cutting matt boards!!!), they both look simply gorgeous. I do hope they sell for you, although it must be hard to part with them.

Kathleen Coy said...

The triple cut mat sets this beautiful piece off perfectly. It was definitely worth the effort to cut! :-)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Mona, these are beautiful works. Thanks for showing them in the frame. Lovely choices. Great job on the tripple mats. I'm lucky if I can get one mat cut squarely!

Mona said...

I know what you mean Karen, and thanks all for appreciating my effort with the matts too!

Karen Bruson said...

Exquisite.

Gary Keimig said...

wonderful pieces Mona.

Todd Bonita said...

Mona,
Just looked through your web sight and was smitten by all your miniatures. I LOVE painting minis but rarely put them on the market. Someday maybe. I have a hard time finding good frames for them too. Great fun. Yours are so beautiful.
All the best,
Todd

Mona said...

Karen and Gary, thank you!

Todd, thanks so much for taking the time to look over my work and for your kind compliments. I'd love to see some of your minis. Try MiniArt Supply for frames (see link on the right). A very nice selection in a reasonable range of prices.

DEB said...

Just lovely Mona - I actually prefer the lotus in this bamboo-looking frame. It gives the painting a very natural feel. You do such a wonderful job with your spiritual paintings too. These are bound to do well for you!