A work for four hands and above all for two brains. My wife offered me this fragment of Zola’s Germinal. And we both worked on the composition, the writing, the colours.
Then, of course, once I had finished scribbling on the paper, she did the framing.
I am very happy with the result.
The writing is a 16th century humanistic, and I am happy to have gone back to an older type of decoration, the tiled background for the strip on the side.
Different dilutions of Payne’s grey and leaf gilding to bring the light.