The Monmouth Museum exhibits a diverse collection of small works in their Members Miniature: Big Art in Small Packages, opening. All works will be on display in the Nilson Gallery until March 12, 2017.
A miniature portrait with a grand persona, “Center Stage” spotlights the authentic talent and confidence of natural performers. Poised and direct, the subject engages her audience with little more than a gaze, as she emerges through the overhead lighting to reveal her presence. Using a combination of self directed photography and observational sketches, this portrait was directly executed onto a toned sketch book page. A soft application of graphite powder provided the base structure and underdrawing for the built up of carbon and graphite pencils. Selected areas were further heightened with white charcoal.
- R. Derrick