Sunday, December 12, 2010

Miniatures, Eye Portraits, and Paintings for Your Christmas Giving

"Amma's Eyes", framed miniature eye portrait

"Niche in Aix en Provence", French Madonna miniature painting

"Ruby Slipper Wishing Shoes," framed miniature painting

A purchase link to each painting is provided if you click on the art, and I invite you to visit many selections including miniature paintings, original Christmas art, and other surprises for direct purchase online at

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Introducing "Mona Conner Portraits"

I've started a new blog, MONA CONNER PORTRAITS ~ Portraits Large and Small, which will perhaps also include some future eye portraits. Eye portraits will still post here as they are created, but enjoy visiting MONA CONNER PORTRAITS to see more on my portraits in general.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Important Announcement About My Egg Tempera Workshop

I will need to hear from five or more definite participants by June 10th in order to hold the opportunity of the private summer workshop in egg tempera in position for early August. To help you decide if you are considering attending, here is some additional information:

The location in Brooklyn, NY is within driving distance from most neighboring major cities and approx. 30 minutes from mid-Manhattan via subway. PLEASE NOTE: the dates have moved slightly to Tuesday through Thursday, August 3, 4, and 5. The cost is $300 for two full days of instruction 10 AM to 6PM with a one-hour lunch break, and $400 for three full days, excluding accommodations which are running approx. $200 and up per night, BUT only if booked now at the Holiday Inn Express and and at similar locations very near the venue in Brooklyn. The workshop fee also covers a gesso panel to paint on, and a few basics (like eggs!), but not all of your art materials, so please plan to bring paints and brushes with you, and a reasonable supply list will be provided to guide you on what you will need.

For those who wish for it, and because I have included the optional of three days instruction: if it is the group's desire to spend part or all of the additional day out on a field trip, it is also my personal delight to take you to one or more possible locations: The Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium at Coney Island, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, or a New York City Cathedral tour including St Patrick's Cathedral. I hear that an exciting new version of the musical "Promises, Promises" is returning to Broadway this summer, and there are many exciting ways to spend your evenings in the Big Apple during your stay.

Your $100 check holds your spot in the workshop, but I will need to at least receive your email responses by June 10th (please email Inquiries also welcomed.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Announcing a NYC Summer Workshop in Egg Tempera

materials used in painting with egg tempera include powder pigments and yolk of egg

For those of you who may be interested in learning first-hand about painting with the medium of egg tempera which I often use for eye-portraits:

I am holding an in-person workshop for two full days in Brooklyn, NY, Thurs. - Fri., August 5 - 6. Please email for more information as it develops. If there is sufficient interest I will also consider setting up another workshop for June too.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Commission your own eye portrait!

I welcome you to commission your very own eye portrait, for yourself or a loved one. Except for periodic examples of eye portraits I paint, this blog is commission-based, and is set up to display eye portraits which others commission me to paint for them.

Prices to commission your eye portrait are listed on the right-hand side of this blog, and I welcome you to email me with your request or if you have any questions about a commission at: