It seems I can’t switch to another color lately. And the stained-glass window I did a while ago made me want to go back to those patterns. This time, I “invented” a small rosace, embossed and then filigreed. The embossing is less elaborate, but it remains a small (8 cm in diameter) and pleasant realisation.
It’s been too long since I’ve posted a message on this blog. The fault is mine, mea culpa. So here is a new work, it seems I can’t get rid of the NEULAND lately. It’s a quote from Pascal Quignard, embossing on paper blackened with iron gall ink, insertion of golden patina by my wife.
loneliness, a precious stone, silence, darkness
Sorry for the quality of the pictures, the black of the paper is quite shiny and I couldn’t get good pictures in any lighting.
This project will have been going on for almost three years, but it is finally over.
It is therefore about the beatitudes in the version of Saint Luke and according to the text of the vulgate. The cadel B was made on metal and the embossing on a rag paper whose provenance I have totally forgotten.
I’m rather happy with the result, especially with my abbreviations, ligatures and Tironian notes in the NEULAND style, but even without mentioning these details, the overall view is rather nice, isn’t it?
Quite happy with the result produced by the combination of embossing and ink experimented on Julien Gracq’s text, I decided to reedit the experience with initials copied from XIIth century French manuscripts. This time I used walnut stain instead of India ink and I find the result just as interesting, judge for yourself.