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 ( ) 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
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
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
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.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Unfinished Golden Dolphin

I only have the top and bottom of this to finish (and I am way behind on doing so). But I am very pleased with how it came out. This is painted on a flexible wooden box and the art is based on two paintings by Raphael and illuminated manuscripts from the late 1500's. This is a Golden Dolphin (service award for the Kingdom of Atlanatia). It is roughly 13 x 7, Acrylic on wood.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Acomplishment of Arms Commission

I was commissioned to do an Accomplishment of Arms for my friend Mistress BelAnna de Rouge de Anjou, she is originally from the East but now lives in Calontir. I was crazy and decided to do all her gold in leaf! The scan does not do it justice but in person it is very spiffy! This is 8 1/2 x 11 on Velum (skin not paper), Acrylic, Watercolor (ProWhite), gold leaf. The white stands out much better on the original, the scan made the velum whiter than it was. I am showing the process of this piece just so some of you can see some of how I work. I was going to do the leafing first but decided the color would help me get sharper edges if I did it first.

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Header

I can never leave anything as is for long if it is easy to change. So I have made a new header for this Weble. It is my full accomplishment of Arms. I love heraldic display and as a Laurel and Pelican I get all the bells and whistles! So here is a 1500's style version of my arms, with putti supporters etc! Based very strongly on a version of the Arms found in a writing desk belonging to Henry VIII.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Heron & Herring

The Herring is an award in Atlantia for exceptional Autocrating. This was inspired by two details from the Sherborne Missal, p.386 and p.393, England, early 15th century. I did this in Aug. A.S. XLII. I am not sure why I can't find the scan with the calligraphy on it, but here is the illumination anyway. There is something elegant about this one to me, I really like it! It is about 4 x 6 (if I remember right) on velum.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Another Unusual Scroll

This was an AoA done on a wooden Triptych, it is based on "St. Sebastian" (fol.179) from the Hours of Henry VIII by Jean Poyet, 1500's, France. The angels are from the same Hours, "Holy Family" (fol.21v). You can't tell from this scan but the angels are on a medium dark purple with metallic gold highlights. I didn't get a scan of the outside of the triptych which has the recipients Arms on it when closed. This is about 7 inches tall (if I remember right).