Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Miniature Illumination


Finally finished this illumination in time for Good Friday. I found it very meditative to work on.

4 comments:

Dana Cochran said...

Heather! The detail in this piece is exquisite! What is the size? Did you use gold leaf? Tell us all about it!
Very poignant indeed.
xo ~d

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks for your kind words Dana. It is 4 inches wide and about 2 and half inches tall. There is 23K gold around the rim. Most of the painting is done in sepia, yellow ochre, burnt umber and burnt sienna. I have never mixed so many browns on my palette before! I did this piece on 140 lb. Arches Hot Press paper.

Jane Farr said...

Beautiful work Heather! It is very meditative to view as well! Will this be part of a larger piece?

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks Jane. The piece will remain just as it is. I have to figure out how to mat and frame it now.