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.