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mona 30-03-10 06:45 AM

"Heaven on Earth Rose"
This is a miniature painting I recently completed (although only 1/3 scale instead of 1/6th scale) of a floribunda species of rose called "Heaven on Earth", painted on Kelmscott vellum, a type of vellum I particularly enjoy using for egg temperas in miniature. (It is shown here at it's actual size.) Mona

Alessandra Kelley 30-03-10 01:46 PM

Wow, that's exquisite. I love the contrast between the velvety crush of petals and the waxy leaves; you can almost smell the rose.

PhilS 30-03-10 04:59 PM

Very nice, Mona. As a egg tempera painter, I know how much work went into that tiny painting. What are the actual dimensions?
Thanks for sharing it with us.

mona 01-04-10 04:37 AM

"Heaven on Earth Rose"
Alessandra and Phil, thanks. The actual dimensions of the live art are 2 3/8" x 2 7/8".

mona 01-04-10 04:50 AM

"Heaven on Earth Rose"
Forgot to add some context: this was painted from a photo I took of a rose bush that I planted in my garden in memory of my Dad. It was the second rose that grew on the bush, which didn't survive the following winter, so I am glad to have captured this image in paint.


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