Sunday, September 10, 2017

Book of Love Pelican

Pelican scroll inspired by pages from King Rene’s Book of Love, specifically Folio 18v and Folio 21v, 15th century, France. Illumination by Master Tristan Alexander, calligraphy by Lady Failenn Chu Inghean Fhaelain .  I think it was 9 x 12, Acrylic, Egg Tempera and Gold leaf on Parchemnt (the skin not the paper). 


(Dame Bell Phoebe while traveling with her page and her Laurel Knight approaches a bridge where she sees a tree full of her accomplishments and then a Pelican Knight appears to join her company!)
 

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

German Pelican

Pelican scroll based on illustration 107 from the Theuerdank, German, 1517 by Leonhard Beck: Before the city walls, surrounded by the royal household, Theuerdank recives the laurel wreath from Queen Ehrenreich assisted by Ehrenhold. Egg tempera, Acrylic, micron pen on parchment (the skin not the paper). Illumination by Master Tristan Alexander, Calligraphy by Baroness Daniela Schwartzhaupt.



Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sforza Laurel

"Sforza Laurel", 9 x 12, Egg Tempera, Acrylic, ProWhite and Pigma pen on Parchment (the skin not the paper). It is based on pages the Sforza Hours, c.1490, Milan. My bad calligraphy is in Oak Gall ink. The borders are my own variation on several from the book and the top and bottom Angel and Melusine are directly from different pages (samples will appear below my scroll).



Friday, March 10, 2017

Durer based Knighting Scroll/Shield

Knighting scroll for Kollack von Zweckel  (which it is a portrait of) based on St. George from the “Paumgartner Alterpiece”, 1498-1503 by Durer. This is 24 x 38 curved wood shield painted with Acrylic. The top picture is the scroll/shield, the bottom one is the Durer painting it was based on.

 
 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Putti Pearl

I thought I had posted this but I guess not. This is a Pearl (Kingdom of Atlantia, GoA level Arts award) scroll that was commissioned by a friend, he saw the tapestry wanted his scroll to be based on it.  Based on Children at play, 4th tapestry from the workshop of Willem de Pennemaker, 1535-78, Brussels. This is 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic and Micron pen on velum.

 

Monday, June 20, 2016

SCA 50 Year Book Cover

I did this several months back but did not want to post it before the event. The SCA (sca.org ) is celebrating it's 50th Year and I was asked to do the cover for the souvenir book. I also sent interior art but that was all old stuff. I think it is 9 x 12, it was done mostly in Egg Tempera with a little Acrylic and Micron pen on real velum. Calligraphy by Baroness Daniela Schwartzkaupt.

The front and back covers are based on/inspired by the Morgan Picture
Bible/Book of Kings, France, 13th Century.
Front Cover;
Panel 1. This represents the Birthday/graduation party that started
everything.
Panel 2. Represents all Courts, showing a King and Queen giving awards to
deserving subject.
Panel 3. Represents all Crown Tournaments, it is the first Crown with the
Arms of the winner and the runner up (who apparently had no Arms but
disappeared to Germany soon after).
Panel 4. Hawk, Horse and Hound, representing the animals in the SCA.
Back Cover:
Panel 1. War, representing all SCA Wars but using the colors of the Middle
and the East Kingdoms since Pennsic was our first War and our largest.
Panel 2. Represents the Arts and Sciences, A Scribe, and Armorer and a
Musician.
Panel 3. Peers, Knight, Laurel, Pelican, Master of Defense. The banners
behind them represent the Royal Peers, County, Ducal and Ladies of the Rose.
Panel.4. The SCA now, families and children celebrating 50 years as a
Society.
The Arms of every kingdom in order of their formation is also shown.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hebrew Pelican

This is a Pelican scroll done for a good friend who is now out of kingdom but asked me to do her scroll. I was very happy to be able to do this for her. (I am a terrible calligrapher but had a deadline). Based on the Rothschild Mahor, ornamental page, rules for Rosh Ha-Shanah, fol.226v. Florence 1492.This is 11 x 15, Micron pens, Acrylic, Gold leaf on Velum. (Gold leaf reacts odd to flash and that is why there are black areas in the gold. It is just a lighting effect.)