Saturday, 28 July 2012

Giclee prints

I am quite excited about the giclee prints I have had done of two of my pieces. The quality is fantastic, they are the same size as the original and I am hand finishing the Sator prints with copper leaf. Though I say it myself it is hard to see the difference close up. I am limiting the editions to 50 - if you are interested in buying one email me via the website

Monday, 9 July 2012

Oxford City Arms

I've been working hard on my Oxford City Arms - I've done the writing on the vellum now and have spent many hours doing vellum trials of the border design.

raised and burnished gold on gesso and shell gold for the chain, fritillaries painted in watercolour, shields in gouache

had to use a magnifying glass to see what I was doing - I never thought I would be able to do the shields that small - still not perfect but better than I expected

this is the writing on the vellum  - I used gold gouache for the smaller writing and metal pens after many trials with quills, in the end it was just more reliable with the pen.

the chaos of my desk!

Oxford Scribes Summer Newsletter

I am so excited to be able to show you a little preview at last of the latest newsletter for Oxford Scribes, available exclusively to members, so please join - we have members far and wide and I think we are the biggest regional calligraphy group in the UK .
This article was written by Tim Noad about his work on the Royal Charter awarded to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. I am so grateful to Tim, who is one of our most prestigious members, for his generous contribution to this edition of the Newsletter.