© Regina Hona
79 x 69 cm (Framed)
This subject of Melba (in California) was painted as part of a 50 year commemorative exhibition organised by Mr Andrew McKenzie through The Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia in honour of Dame Nelly Melba. It was a challenge painting it from a small black & white image that was only 6cm square, although Andrew was able to tell me the colour of her eyes and skin so that a more accurate representation could be executed. This painting now lives with a Collector in South Australia and I feel it is one of my best portraits.