Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Giverny Gardens on Gold Leaf

(click to see it larger)

Miniature painting of Giverny Gardens in progress, 2 inches in diameter, oil paint over gold leaf on bone basket box lid (my photo of Giverny Gardens is on the left, isolated in a similar circle)



11 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Wow, wow, wow - I do wish I could see this for real and actually hold it - what a treasure Mona!!!

Tracy Hall said...

This is beauitful Mona - every minute tulip! What a gorgeous place too I would so love to visit one day.

Tatiana Myers said...

So beautiful!

Gail Hayton said...

Mona,
As usual just wonderful. Is there any medium you can't work in?

Mona said...

Karen, Tracy, Tatiana and Gail, thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement!

This was my third try. I had to wipe off two tries in egg tempera, because the hide glue wasn't staying put either, but so far it's going better with oil, and it's fun trying it on gold leaf and letting bits show through the paint.

Tracy, I hope you get to Giverny one day too. It was too early for roses and water lilies in April, but the Spring season is quite spectacular in it's own ways, and I was so grateful that my sister and Mom treated me to a day trip there!

DEB said...

This is amazing Mona - I'm glad you had the patience to give it a 3rd try!!

artbyakiko said...

This is just unbelievably beautiful! Can't believe it's only 2" in diameter. You are amazing, Mona!

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist said...

Great call on choosing to work over the gold leaf Mona. The warm glow shows up even over the internet and I bet it's dazzling when you hold it in your hand and examine it.

Mona said...

Thanks Deb and Akiko, and Wes & Rachelle. The gleam from the gold leaf does indeed give it a jewel-like quality.

Karen Bruson said...

Wow, you are amazing.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

I am late following this, so but glad I was able to come back. I love what you are doing with this Mona. I wish I could see it in person. So much detail in such a tiny space!

Thanks for sharing your trials and difficulties. It's always good to see the struggles and the solutions of other artists. Also, I find it's much easier to be patient with your art than patient with your computer! :)