Wednesday 8 August 2018

Summer Storm


Here is  a large watercolour I painted some years ago.

It was originally titled Midsummer Tempest, but, as I subsequently gave that title to another work, I am now calling it Summer Storm.

This falls within the Landscape of Dreams, as this is a constructed landscape.

You will also note the Celtic strapwork borders.

 I sometimes use strapwork in my illuminated manuscripts and spent some time learning the secrets of its construction. The thicker base border is particularly complex and is known as the Eight Strand Cruxiform break.

Every other centre junction forms a cross of negative space.

These crosses should be as even as possible.

Until next time


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