Thursday, October 28, 2010

Little violets

Award: Golden Galleon

Recipient: Finnguala inghean Alister

Inspiration: Prayer Book of Michelino da Besozzo (Folio 6)

Finnguala is my apprentice and I learned that she is fond of violets which made choosing a subject for illumination quite easy. The Prayer Book of Michelino da Besozzo is a great source for simple yet elegant floral borders that are often complimented by nice clean lines of gilding. The calligraphy was executed by Queen Grainne of Trimaris but I have no photos of the page after completion.