Sunday, September 04, 2011
Walking with Death
Here's a new illumination I made after a drawing (uh scrapboard, isn't?) by Marcel Ruijters to continue our work which will be first shown here in Forcalquier, south France.
This is a painting on parchment (from goat) with animal glue and handmade colors which are : azurit, minium, cinaber, lead white, red, green & yellow ochre, indigo, carmin, Naples yellow.
It's done following 2 models : an anonymous manuscript from Paris (1410) & Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, both typic gothic style.
I tried to find something between unfinished-like from first manuscript, and perfect volumes in the other one.
Also I don't make gilding, that's quiet unusual for this genre, but not rare. I was much interested in doing this background.
I could have spent more time on it of course, here is 6-8 hours, like I said I'm looking for irregular painting, not too much complete & perfection...
I post 3 pictures to see different steps, going up with colors & finition
At Marcel : hope you like it !!!