Joy of the Summits

A collaborative project with Fjorlief inHaga. Gouache and India ink on Bristol, 11″ by 14″. Illumination by Fjorlief, based on the 1397 Kiev (also called Spiridon) Psalter. Calligraphy by me. Text from the Summits ceremonial. Peacocks in the Kiev Psalter. Source: Popova 1975 Kiev Psalter. Source: Popova 1975 Kiev Psalter. Source: Popova 1975 Kiev Psalter,…

Tiny Viscounty

A Viscounty for Turk, based on a Dutch book of Hours ca 1470. Period pigments, commercial gouache, and India ink on pergamenta. 4″x 6″, sized to match the exemplar. I swapped the recipient’s arms into the initial, and rearranged the text block slightly. The peacock in the border was perfect, since his arms also feature…