Monday, February 9, 2009

Step 1: "I Say A Little Prayer"

(approximately 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" - egg tempera on vellum, in progress)

While you are following my progress on this miniature portrait of Aretha Franklin, wax nostalgic with me by clicking below on her performance of "I Say a Little Prayer."  I was in high school when she made this appearance in 1970 on "The Cliff Richard Show." Many thanks to "thecatkeaton" for permission to share this very special YouTube video with you!


Debra Keirce said...

Beautiful art! I remember her in 1970! I don't remember thinking they looked so skinny...We were ALL so skinny back then! :)

artbyakiko said...

Your Aretha's portrait is coming along very nicely. Her video is awesome! It's a great song. I used to listen to her a lot. I'm getting nostalgic... Will look for more of her songs in Rhapsody. :)

Edward Burton said...

Your Aretha is coming along beautifully, Mona - can't wait to see the finished piece!