Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New drawing for The 'Mary' in Kimberly series of portraits

Preparatory drawing for a painting of Kimberly with roses

While I'm finishing up the backgrounds and finishing touches on some of my other spiritual portraits, and continuing my work on the first 'Mary' in Kimberly portrait panel, I'm starting something new. Still debating what size I want this one to be, and I'm picturing it in egg tempera.



10 comments:

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Wow Mona - your 'preparatory' drawings are masterpieces in their own rights. I thought this was the completed portrait - you put so much work into them and I can't wait to see this one when it's painted!!!

Mona said...

Thanks Karen!

Gary Keimig said...

I agree with Karen. This is a super study. If the final piece is as wonderful as this is-it is going to be a super painting. But then all your work is.
Go girl.

Dean Grey said...

Um....wow!

I echo Karen's amazement, Mona!

The thing that strikes me is that you do such a highly-rendered drawing even though all of it will surely be painted over.

It IS a work of art even at this preliminary stage!

-Dean

Mona said...

Gary and Dean, thanks. It helps me to 'dig deeper' to work out some of the details up front.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful. What size is your drawing? And do you paint over this one, or transfer, or draw again a different size for the painting?

Mona said...

Thanks Liz. I'm doing some global reorganization across my blogs this wk., but will try to email you to answer your questions if it's important.

DEB said...

Mona, I was just reading an article about miniature art, and how important it is to lay down a good prep, showing tone and subtle details. I've never thought about that before, and honestly, my preps are just sketchy rough pencil lines that barely outline the subject. I was just telling myself I have to try developing my preps more before jumping into the paints, and then you post this beautiful piece here!

artbyakiko said...

What a strikingly beautiful posture this is! I love her peaceful expression on her face while looking at this beautiful roses in her hand. Looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Mona said...

Thanks Akiko. I may be doing two poses with roses, but more on that as it develops.