Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Miniature Illumination

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


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.