Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Oblique moon

After a few weeks of doubts, failures and trial and errors, I finally composed a new calligraphy on a text by Guillevic.
I deliver it to you very hot out of the workshop, even if the subject is quite cold ;-)




as in the first composition, it was made from walnut stain and iron gall ink, this time with a few gold-leaf dots to lighten and warm up the subject.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

From lines to lines

On May 4 & 5, I will exhibit at the Chapelle Saint-Ourzal in Porspoder.
In addition to my calligraphy, I will also exhibit my photos.
The exhibition takes place from 2pm to 5pm on both days and I will be there to scribble a little, just to show what can be done with a little ink and a few nibs :-)



I hope that many of you will come to see me:-)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Nothing is impossible

A friend of mine, an artisanal & organic baker, gave me a piece of charred bread from her oven.
To thank her, I asked her if she had a quote to submit to me and she chose Mark Twain.
I crushed, first dry and then with a mixture of gum and water, the charcoal and I did this:


Monday, April 8, 2019

Bilingual

After a first course given in French and English (with an Italian translator to complete the picture) in MiroModo, Italy this winter and, in anticipation of other courses of the same type, I decided to compose small panels to identify the preferred language of the trainees I am addressing.
As I only speak French and English, it's not too difficult to do, here are the first copies.



the reproductions (no, I didn't compose each copy manually) are less good but still usable, so that you can better distinguish the patterns, here is a better quality version of each side.




Sunday, April 7, 2019

blue K

Back from Belgium where I spent an excellent time teaching courses on Celtic decoration, I return to another obsessive practice... the filigrees of course!

A little K to thank a friend for her help.

The letter is about 3.5cm high and is made with a blend of Prussian blue and cobalt blue.


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Love

Because even if she knows it, we can never repeat it enough, a small steel etching for my wife.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Waldeinsamkeit

 That's it, I've finished inking the white vine.
The letters are in walnut stain, the colours of the vine are made with watercolour earth.





And for those who do not speak German, this term refers to the feeling of harmony with nature experienced when walking alone in the forest.