Thursday, June 30, 2011

Update and Scanned Detail from Kimberly With Roses


Scanned detail from my egg tempera portrait in progress of Kimberly With Roses

Sorry not to have posted an update in a while, but I have resumed working on the upper half of this egg tempera portrait of Kimberly, and I thought it would be interesting, even though my scanner bed is too small to encompass this 19 1/2" x 15 1/4" work, to try a scan of a detail from the painting at this point. A scan shows you the brushwork and details better, and also the depth I am beginning to achieve with the painting as the layers are building. My digital camera has perhaps only captured a portion of this in previous posts, but you can also see a bit of progress with the painting itself.

4 comments:

Gainor said...

Wow, Mona! I have followed this portrait since you started posting the work in progress and it is looking so wonderful. I wish I could see it in real life....It is hard to imagine it at a larger size when I have seen your miniatures. What an enormous amount of work.
Way to go!
Gainor

Mona said...

Thanks so much Gainor! As a fellow tempera painter I know you appreciate what goes into an egg tempera painting. Still wish I was moving faster on this, but I'm excited that it's getting close to the finish line!

artbyakiko said...

These flower petals add so much to this beautiful work. It's stunning, Mona!!

Mona said...

Thank you Akiko. Still adding more petals, and trying for variety in the colors and shapes is fun in this painting.