Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rose Miniature

rose miniature in progress 1 1/4" diameter,
egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum

Gold easel frame for rose miniature

Here's the floral miniature I have in progress. For this painting I've pulled out my photo of the very first rose from one of two rose bushes that I planted in my father's memory. This is a "Princess Diana" rose, and it's colors are so delicate, even for a tea rose. It sits on a hand-painted English berry plate that I serve strawberries and creme on when I give a tea party. (Come to think of it, that's another mini I must paint!)

Sometimes I like to plan a mini around a frame I've found, and I have this lovely gold frame that I think will be just perfect for it. I'll post it again when it's further along.


Debra Keirce said...

Mona, this is so pretty! Your WIP's always look finished already to me...Then you add more layers and they look finished again...I don't know how you can tell when you are finally done.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Beautiful, Mona. Thanks for sharing this in progress. I'll be checking back. Lovely frame to showcase it too.

Kathleen Coy said...

Ohmygosh Mona, you are so amazing!!! I can't wait to see this tiny treasure finished! :-)

Debbie said...

What a pretty rose! I love the colors, and the frame is perfect for it. Can't wait to see it finished.

Mona Diane Conner said...

Thanks everyone, I'm really enjoying working on this one.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Mona, I'm with Deb - I thought it was finished too until I read your blog - It is looking beautiful and I look forward to seeing the finished item. In the Australian Miniature art Society, our miniatures must be framed in a wooden frame, so I'm a bit envious - I would love to have the opportunity to do as you have done here, planning your artwork around such a gem of a frame.