Monday, March 5, 2018

Sea Stag

Sea Stag for Duke Cuan, based on/inspired by the Prayer Book of Claude de France, St. Hubert Adoring the Miraculous Stag (fol. 41, right), France, Tours 1517. This is I think 8 1/2 x 11, on velum  in Acrylic, Egg Tempera and oak gall ink.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

9 Undines

In the SCA, in the Kingdom of Atlantia, the Queen can give her personal token of gratitude to those who have served her during her reign. This award is called the Undine. I am doing a ton of these for our current Queen.

"Double Rose" based on a page from the Mira calligraphiae monumenta. This is about 3 1/2 x 5, Acrylic on velum (skin not paper.)

"Spike Undine", 4 1/2 x 6 1/4, Acrylic, Micron pen, ProWhite and Gold leaf on velum (skin not paper). Inspired by a capital letter I in the form of a Dragon, Umbria, Italy, 1200's.
"Japanese bunny Undine", 3 1/4 x 7 1/2, Micron pen, Acrylic wash on velum (skin not paper). Inspired by various period Japanese prints.
"Mermaid " (Undine) inspired by one from the Hours of Yolande of Finland, 1555-56. Micorn pens, Acrylic and ProWhite on velum (skin not paper), 5 x 7. 
"Rosebud and butterfly" inspired by the Mira Calligraphiae Monumneta, Folio 11, Viena, 1560's.
"Mary of Burgundy Tiny Bird Scroll", 3 1/4 x 5, Micron pen, Egg Tempera, a tiny bit of Acrylic and gold leaf on velum.
"Elizabethan Rose Undine", 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, Acrylic, Egg Tempera, ProWhite, Micron pen on velum (skin not paper). Inspired by a detail on a Charter Upon Act of Pariament of Elizabeth I, England 1559.

" Dafoodil" inspired by the Hours of the conception of the Virgin, Hours of Louis XII, Folio 370, French, 1500's.
"False Jerusalem Cherry Undine", 4 3/4 x 7 1/2, Acrylic, Micron pen and ProWhite on velum (skin not paper). Inspired by page from the Mirra calligraphiae Monmenta, Folio 61, Vienna, 1560's.

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.