"I compose and paint the miniatures using references from a collection of art books as well as museum visits. I am particularly drawn to the landscapes and details in paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo Lotto, Dosso Dossi and Jan Van Eyck.
To produce the miniature images, I use very fine brushes, good lighting and a magnifier. I use acrylic paint as it dries quickly and allows me to work on a small scale.
The frame designs for the one of a kind polyptychs and tabernacles are also based on Renaissance styles. I design and build the frames with wood using miniature moldings and a centuries old water gilding technique. The result is well worth the labor-intensive process. In the end, I hope to capture the luminosity of Renaissance painting in miniature."
Narrative illusion: Jewelry from painting, Metalsmith, Spring 2012
Sheds in miniature, Debra Prinzing, November 2010
DesignCraft Heroine, Handful of Salt, October 2010
There's art in these crafts, Contra Costa Times, August 2010
A.Word.A.Day, Wordsmith.org, March 2009
Architectural Digest Russia, June 2008
Intimate Art, Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice, June 2008
500 Pendants & Lockets, Lark Books, New York, 2008
Art Across The Bay, Diablo Magazine, August 2007
Artist's Workshop: Renaissance Woman, Home Companion, October-November 2005
Where & When, Washingtonian, April 2003
Craft of Northern California, Alcove Books, Berkeley, 2002
Christina Goodman: A Wearable Art, Ornament, Summer 1999