I just got word the Christmas ornament I sent to my Hooked on Exchanging partner, Gabi, arrived.
And here's the cutest little fox ornament I received from Rosa - THANK YOU, Rosa!!June. I have been contemplating what do do with some of the stitching I received and stumbled into some miniature frames in my stash. Here they are -
While wandering around Pinterest this morning, I found some beautiful 18th century miniature portraits and it re-awakened my passion for these little things. You know how I ADORE miniatures - well, I thought I'd share some of the ones I've painted on porcelain:
If you look closely, this young lady is holding a locket in her hand.
I painted this from a Christmas Card using the Old Master's method, called "grisaille". You can see it has a different look to it from the girl with the locket:
Madonna and Child - 2.75 inches in diameter
Grisaille is a term used when a painting is done in monochrome, or grays. Here's what a painting would look like after the first fire, before color is applied:
2 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches
Last, but not least, here is a little angel:
2 1/8 x 3 inches
I've got a few more to share - but I'll do that in a future post.