Saturday, July 31, 2010

"After the Graduation" in Progress

"After the Graduation," (in progress), 4 1/2" x 3 1/4", egg tempera on gessoed panel

This pretty little miss was in the audience at my niece's college graduation, this Spring, and apparently over two hours of calling names was too much for her, so here she is, after the graduation! I loved how ready for the party she looks except for the part about softly falling asleep.

I'll post another update on this when it is further along....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Getting back into gear

It's been a tough and discouraging summer for me in a number of respects, but I'm at least happy to report that after several weeks of not being able to work in my studio, I'm kicking into painting gear once again.  Expect a post sometime soon on several new miniatures in progress.

Thanks also to those who left kind comments about the return of my missing miniatures.  I wish I knew the story of their journey back to me, but was glad to be able to post a few of these for sale once again.  Those who have followed this blog for a while may recognize a newer version of "Eve and Her Dog"  recently posted on my new portrait blog.  And if you haven't visited my etsy store recently, nine miniatures are also currently listing there for direct purchase online.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Some Good News!!!

"Ruby Slipper Wishing Shoes", available for sale in my Etsy shop
© Mona Diane Conner 2006

"Kimberly's Eye II"
© Mona Diane Conner 2009

"Pink Lotus Flower", available for sale in my Etsy shop
© Mona Diane Conner 2009

Well, in spite of a practical problem in the studio which is still not cleared up, I'm happy to at least report some good news! Last year after my participation in a show, three of my miniatures which were due back to me in the mail became lost. It's been almost a year, but today a package arrived at my door with all three miniatures. There was no note, name, or return address, so I don't know who to thank, but I am so relieved to have these back. Thanks to anyone who gave their prayers to this concern of mine, thanks also to my friend Val who suggested to pray to Saint Panurius, and thank you Saint Panurius!

The titles of the three miniatures are: "Ruby Slipper Wishing Shoes," "Kimberly's Eye #2," and "Pink Lotus Flower." I'd like to say thank you to whoever returned these paintings to me. I've already posted one of them for sale online today, and more to come soon.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

studio problem

Just a note that until it is fixed, a practical problem going on in my studio is preventing me being able to work normal hours, but I hope to be able to resume posting soon.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Introducing Mona Conner Portraits

I have started a new blog which will incorporate among other things, both miniature portraits and miniature eye portraits, although not all of the portraits will be miniature in size or scale.  It's called: 
"MONA CONNER PORTRAITS ~ Portraits Large and Small" and it's my fourth blog!