Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Progress on the Giverny Bone Box


My painting of Giverny Gardens in progress, oil over gold leaf on bone, (2 inches diameter)

Here is a bit more progress on my bone basket box lid painting, as seen from under my magnifier. Still working on the left-hand side.

10 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

I have such a soft spot for this one Mona - you are so patient the way you work on pieces over a period of time. I'm afraid I get bored and lose interest, but your patience definitely pays off!!!

Mona said...

Thanks Karen. Working on several blogs and on various projects as I do means that my work on any one thing also can get interrupted for a few weeks, and that's not easy, but it keeps life interesting, and my hope is that the energy I get from one project feeds directly into the next.

Gail Hayton said...

Wow Mona,
This is beautiful. Do you use glazes with the oil so the gold shows through? Never done anything like that!

Gail Hayton said...

Wow Mona,
This is beautiful. Do you use glazes with the oil so the gold shows through? Never done anything like that!

Mona said...

Gail, thanks. Yes, my paint is thin, and dotting strokes with my brush allows the gold to come through also.

Vern Schwarz said...

Mona, this piece is quite remarkable. You really went the extra mile by applying the gold leaf. The colours are very vibrant and fresh looking and will probably last forever because of your painstaking process.

Mona said...

Thank you Vern.

artbyakiko said...

Wow! This is so beautiful, Mona! Each tulip must be so tiny. I don't think I can ever do such detailed work. Looking forward to seeing the finished work. :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

So beautiful Mona! You've really managed to get so many tiny details in this! I'm enjoying the progress on this. Thanks for sharing.

Mona said...

Thanks Akiko and Barbara!