Saturday, September 30, 2017

Undines (part 2)

"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.

"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.

"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.

Pictures 31, 32 and 33.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Undines (part 1)

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. These are the first 2 without words...I will be adding calligraphy soon.
"Rose bud and butterfly" inspired by the Mira Calligraphiae Monumneta, Folio 11, Viena, 1560's.
"Dafoodil" inspired by the Hours of the conception of the Virgin, Hours of Louis XII, Folio 370, French, 1500's. Picture 29 and 30.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Old Gods

Another of my "Gods of Atlantis" series I did back in the 80's. "Bringer of Storms" Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board, 7 x 11 or so. I love the piece but it never sold. I guess the Gods of Atlantis were just to personal to me. (I said the same about the other 2 Gods of Atlantis I did.) Prints available.


Monday, September 11, 2017

False Patriots Day

OK, I have never heard it called "Patriots Day" untill now, but I will never use that term as Patriot has become a worthless dirty word just like the flag. After 9/11 a bunch of so called "patriots" started flying the flag to show just how American they were. They flew it dirty, they flew it tatered, they flew it at night in the dark, they flew it like gang colors and NOT with any respect! None of them seemed to understand the flag code that I have known since I was a child; NEVER let teh flag touchthe ground or get dirty! You Never fly a tattered flag! You always have a light on a flag if it is flying at night! These same people want to make burning the flag illegal compleatly ignoring the fact that burning is the proper, perscribed way to dispose of a flag that is; dirty, torn, faded! But these false patriots who will make a big fuss on 9/11 and fly the flag from the back of their pick up trucks with a confederate flag next to it (or just a sticker of one in the window), who will drag the flag through the dirty and fly it when it is falling apart. These people who are hapy that Trump is destroying EVERYTHING good about this country and who think America is only for WHITE Christians, THESE are the peopel who will make a big deal out of "Pariots Day" and who will claim to be doing it to remember those who died on 9/11 when really all they are doing is trying to stir up hate for theose who are diffrent from them and who have a diffrent religion! These peopel are wht both the word patriot and the flag are now meaningless at best and dirty words at worst!

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). Pitcure 28
(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!)


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Beautiful Tiny Satyr

I just received a small statue I purchased from the sculptor  Stephen Blanche who lives in England. I saw it when it was only just started and he has done so much tiny and amazing details including the quiver with several tiny individual arrows in it! He is 6 inches tall and just AMAZING!