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
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.)