Monday, October 6, 2008

"Madonna and Child of St. Remy" Step 3, & Frame Shopping

4" x 6", egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum

Now nearing completion, I have been working toward portraying a feeling of a living Mary and baby Jesus in this painting instead of just replicating the devotional statue.  Not an easy task, since my reference is somewhat 'doll-like', but it feels important to try.  I darkened the background further, and have started to create a slight feeling of an aura around Mary.

Last week I also went frame shopping, and here are some of the miniature frames I have chosen for my general use:

(detail of Venetian glass floral mosaic frames)


Edward Burton said...

Wow, beautiful painting, Mona! Gorgeous colors. Also, thank you for the compliment to my Cloud Gate painting.

Edward Burton said...

Oops, I meant thank you for the compliment to my painted saw - sorry about that.