Friday, September 25, 2009

"Niche in Aix-en-Provence"

"Niche in Aix-en-Provence," 1 7/8" x 1 5/16", egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum


(framed version, shown at it's actual size)

Here is one of three spiritually-toned entries I submitted earlier this week to the annual miniature show competition of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society of Washington D.C. This little French Madonna and Child ornaments the corner of a building in the beautiful town of Aix en Provence. My other two entries, which were shown recently also at the Miniature Art Society of Florida show are "Madonna and Child of Saint-Remy," and "Amma's Eyes".

8 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

These paintings that you do on Vellum Mona just blow me away. Your artworks really are absolute little treasures!!!!

Mona said...

Karen, you are very kind, thank you.

Kathleen Coy said...

Another amazing miniature, Mona!!! I love how you painted the texture of the stone! :-)

Mona said...

Thanks Kathleen. It was a bit of toothbrush spattering and brush-dotting for this texture. Sometimes I try a sponge too on slightly larger works.

James Parker said...

Absolutely super, Mona. I'm with Kathleen...that spatter effect is very effective.

DEB said...

I like your blue highlights on this one Mona. Excellent, as expected!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

All three of these are so beautiful, Mona. I remember when I first saw the "Madonna and Child of Saint-Remy". I think my jaw dropped! The best of luck to you!

Mona said...

thanks James and Deb, and Barbara, thank you. Madonna and Child of Saint-Remy was a real challenge, but one I very much enjoyed trying because I so loved the devotional statue when I saw it in a church in St. Remy.