Thursday, September 18, 2008

Portrait, Step 2

3" x 3 13/16", egg tempera on panel (in progress)

Here is the portrait after further work.  I may want to use this one as an entry for the MASF show, so I am working it through to see how I like it.  Next I will bring more definition to certain areas, such as the lips and teeth, and some objects on the counter; but I need a day to allow the layers I have applied to dry thoroughly before further work, so I will start another piece today, and come back to this one tomorrow.

I will post some photos of my work process later, but when I am working on tiny aspects of a miniature, such as facial features, I use a gooseneck magnifier to better see what I am doing.  
This is a good idea not only because I need to position fine details, but because during the judging in competitive miniature shows, a magnifying glass is held up to the work for greater
scrutiny of the brushwork.

I am looking forward to sharing my story about this portrait with you once it is finished. 


Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow... love your work... really cool...and 'Avalon Madonna of the Yellow Flowers'--Amazing!!

Mona Diane Conner said...

Thank you Sylvia.