Monday, May 7, 2012

"Amelia's Starry Night"

              
              "Amelia's Starry Night", 3" x 2 1/2", (frame size 6 1/2" x 4"), 
             egg tempera miniature portrait on Kelmscott vellum
                                     
                                              "Amelia's Starry Night" (shown slightly larger for detail)

And here is little Amelia in April with her first ponytail!    Is this little girl cute or what?!

Here is my miniature portrait of Amelia, who is the daughter of Erika and Brian Boccia.  Amelia's mom, Erika, is my sister-in-law's niece.   P.S. :  I neglected to mention this earlier in my post, but  I used a special powder pigment made from the gemstone lapis lazuli along with the other blues in the sky of this painting.

7 comments:

Kari Tirrell said...

That's so precious, Mona. Very nice work!

Mona said...

Thank you Kari! I really enjoyed painting Amelia, and with her parents' permission, I've added a more recent photo of her to this post.

Karen Hull said...

This is absolute stunning Mona and will be treasured for generations to come. One of my all-time favourites. I love the gorgeous light that bounces off the beautiful little infant :)

Mona said...

Karen, that is a real compliment coming from you. Thank you so much!

Debra Keirce said...

So sweet, Mona!

Shelley Whiting said...

This picture is very sweet and dreamy. Beautiful and magical work.

Mona Diane Conner said...

thank you Shelley!