Luciano’s Knighting scroll, with Tekla.

A scroll for Luciano’s knighting. 9″x 12″. Gouache and ink on Bristol board. Collaboration with Tekla Myszkowa. Some things are a stretch. This scroll surely was. We had almost exactly two weeks to make this happen, offer to concept to finished scroll and knighting. But, Collaboration makes it happen, to borrow from Sesame Street. Our…

Italian Friend of the Summits.

A little Friend of the Summits. Hand mixed and modern gouache, India ink and finetec gold gouache on pergamenta. Approximately 6.5″ x 9″. This piece is based on the ca 1475 Piccolomini Breviary, from Lombardy. The exemplar is even smaller, at about 4″ x 6″. I was inspired by several pages, and used the layout…

Italian Order of Defence scroll. 

Based on an indulgence dated 1595 given by Pope Clement VIII held by the Bourbon family archives. Done June of 2015.  Gouache on Bristol, written with a dip pen.  Text provided by kingdom scribe. Italic hand.  I swapped out the religious iconography with the badge orthe Order  and the populace badges of An Tir and…