Monday, September 8, 2008

"Just Peachy"

1 5/8" x 1 1/8", egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum, 
dailywork miniature, (revised in a later post on 10/8/08 & 10/15/08 )

I really enjoyed painting the highlights on the teal satin in this piece, especially since teal is a favorite color of mine! 


The Space Above the Couch said...

If you are looking for a source very near you it looks like Talas online carries Kelmscott Vellum. I don't know how the price compares. I may even give it a try one of these days, as I was hoping to purchase a certain handmade paper that talas also carried. You are lucky to be near so many great suppliers... I've had such a stressful weekend trying to have dispersion shipped from Guerra for a reasonable price. The folks at USP can seem to agree it they are on the restricted list, and UPS would cost over a hundred dollars more to ship... oh well. hope to have something figured out soon.

all the best, jp.

Mona Diane Conner said...

Thanks JP, I'm aware of Talas, but probably should have clarified that I am just looking for a practical price locally, and that seems to be the elusive part. Talas carries only the entire calfskins, which start at about $260 for the smallest size and are approx. 6 ft. or longer. It is an issue of cost and storage space for me.

I recently bought one 5" x 7" Kelmscott sheet from Miniart Supply, another U.S.A. source, but it is about double the price of Polymers Plus per sheet.