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Old 10-06-09, 08:07 AM
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Default Eye Portraits in Miniature, in egg tempera

There is a unique and romantic lost art with an interesting history that I enjoy very much in miniature painting, of painting the "eye portrait" of a loved one to place in a pendant necklace, brooch, ring, or cufflinks.

At the encouragement of a few colleagues, and to see if others may share my interest in reviving this art form, I have just started a new blog showing the eye portraits I am painting and offering the possibility of commissions. Hopefully there will be more to see as it goes forward. Since I am painting these in egg tempera on vellum, here is the blog link to see the eye portraits so far:

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