Monday, January 23, 2012

Miniature Art Society of Florida International Exhibition

The final version of "Carol By Moonlight"
after Carol loaned it back to me for its
completion, 3 3/4" x 3", egg tempera on
Kelmscott vellum

"Carol By Moonlight" at the time of the presentation,
a work still in progress

presenting dear friend and MASF Social Chair Carol Curtiss with her portrait in miniature

Recently I demonstrated egg tempera painting in miniature, and presented an award fund and portrait to Carol Curtiss at this year's Miniature Art Society of Florida international exhibition. Many thanks to all with whom I spent some treasured time in Florida! Bill Mundy, we missed you! Hope you are well, hope to see you next time, and I loved seeing your portrait of Jade, along with many other amazing works of art in miniature at this year's show. Those of you who I missed meeting this time, I hope to meet soon too! In my next post I will share something from my egg tempera demonstration in Florida, and a miniature baby portrait of proud mom Erika's daughter Amelia. Meanwhile, a few more great moments from this year's show:

It was such a joy spending some in-person time with fellow artists and bloggers
Barbara Stanton, Debra Kierce, and Akiko Watanabe!

Online friends and colleagues were delighted meet in Florida, many for the first time in person. L to R, Lynn Ponto -Peterson (Best of Show), me, Akiko Watanabe, Barbara Stanton, Debra Kierce, Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, Pat Getha (photo courtesy of Barbara Stanton)

With dear friend and show Administrator extraordinaire, Herb Weed at the Awards Brunch

An emotional moment as Kay Petryszak presents a lifetime MASF membership to her husband and MASF Exhibition Chair, Mike Petryszak


Debra Keirce said...

We had such a fun time at the show, didn't we?! I have to sell enough paintings to afford to go next year! It's not negotiable!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Wow, Mona, I love the portrait of Carol. I'll bet she was blown away! Love the way you did the background with the two lights behind her. Beautiful glow!

Mona Diane Conner said...

Yes, and so glad to hear you want to do it again Deb!

Thanks Barbara! Loved seeing your work in the show, it is so intricate and very unique.

Unknown said...

Carol is very blessed to have a beautiful friend like you and what a gorgeous portrait - such cheerful happy colours and a wonderful likeness!!! :)

Mona Diane Conner said...

Thanks Karen!