Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Not inspired

I can't do anything, and I'm not sure I want to right now.
So I scribble to spend the evenings, a few small filigree letters.



again walnut stain, again letters that are about 2cm high....

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

On going filigree

 More filigrees, this time a little larger than usual.
It is only the preparatory work, the final result (from a material point of view) will probably be quite different.

A first picture in progress with the marker to give an idea of the size



And the finished pattern before moving on to the next step of the realization


Sunday, September 30, 2018

MV done

After about 12 hours, the monogram is finally finished.






It is about 10cm wide, as a finishing touch, as you can see on the first picture, I added a layer of arabic gum on the letters to give them more shine.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monogram

Weekends are not long enough.
After 6 hours of work (I don't count the preparatory work), here is the status of the last monogram in progress. There is still a long way to go!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Virgilis - WIP

 I had started to calligraphy Book I of the Aeneid on a door last May... It's still not over, but I've made some progress.



67 lines for the moment, at the rate of 20 minutes per line, I have already spent more than 22 hours there.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Light

A few filigrees to embellish a frosted glass wall lamp



Quickly made (20 minutes ?) with an acrylic marker.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

tatoo ?

I'm testing different markers, alcohol or acrylic.
And what better way to test than to decorate your skin?




fortunately, all this will go away with a little thinner:-)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Heart reloaded

I couldn't stay on my failure.
So here's version 2, in red!



I much prefer, the two shades of red are fused enough so that the filigree patterns are not too obvious.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

spinach

I continue in vegetables.
This time, spinach!
And for a change, I carved my slate by piercing it through and through.



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Turnips

August is already well underway, it is more than time to sow turnips.
But it is necessary to be able to indicate them in the garden thus, as usual, small sign engraved on slate.





This time, to change a bit, I used a gothic and it's the turn of the letters I engraved.

And yes, some pieces are missing, I'm aware, it's even done on purpose ;-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

wedding announcement

Work done on a wedding announcement.
I'm just showing you some fragments:

a piece of the names (the letters are 2cm high) :


and the decoration at the bottom of the announcement (I already used this kind of pattern in another composition) :

Monday, August 6, 2018

fail

It's long been a given that colour is not my thing.
confirmation after a few hours of work...

I show you the long version.

The gilding


The first letter


The second one


the different steps of the filigree






The final version



It's ugly (the first one who tells me that no, I banish him forever in the limbo of the internet)
So I'm gonna do it again. How ? I don't know yet.
What's for sure is that this afternoon, I'm gonna go gardening, it'll give me a rest.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

works in progress

I regularly complain that I don't have time during the year to work on my calligraphies... It's even worse during the holidays!
I'm nonetheless share a few "in progress" things with you :

To begin, I continue on my stained glass on slate (which I have already had the opportunity to talk about here for example).



I arrive at the end (more than ten hours of work to foresee) of the engraving of the filigrees, it will be time then to pass to the following stage, rust!

Otherwise, I work on several large letters & monograms, I show you here the preparatory works of the first monogram :





maybe more pictures next week if the work in the garden lets me move on my calligraphies:-)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Galerie 67

After my workshop at Gallery 67, and with a lot of delay, I make some filigrees on the tote bags to offer them to the trainees (don't tell them, they don't know).

the front side


a first version


a second version


for the others, you will have to wait

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Paris !!

I've been too taken by the course to even think about taking pictures: -(
It was very nice, in a magnificent district (as a reminder, it took place at Gallery 67 in the Swiss Village).
I have therefore, as a souvenir to propose you, only a selection of my drafts explaining the course, brought home at the end of the training.


Monday, July 9, 2018

knotwork

Not much time for calligraphy at the moment.
Just a little knotwork carved on a slate block.



The block is about 10 cm side, the pattern is taken from George Bain's book.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rectangle

A little filigree pattern, quickly drawn

drawing the structure in pencil


A few ongoing steps




& the final version


Now, if you wanna see my little fingers wiggle, here is the video






Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Water, Fire, Earth, Air

I continue to tidy my workshop up and I found one of my first engravings on slate with a little watercolour to highlight the various elements.



It was a few years ago and, at the time, I didn't like it.
I don't think it's so bad after all, what do you think?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Alleluia

An old piece of work, not posted here yet.
As it matches the theme of my next workshop in Paris, I thought it might be appropriate to show it to you today.





Sunday, May 27, 2018

Knotwork

While cleaning (once is not usual) my workshop, I fell on some slates of the Monts d'Arrée, full of rust. And as I had a little time, I took the smallest of them to try an engraving and I chose a knotwork pattern from the book of Kells.








The top layer of the slate has left in places, removing the rust color on fragments of the pattern but I'm not too dissatisfied with the result.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Skull

As I was digging in the garden, I came across this skull with its very elongated shape. It must be an alien remnant. That's all I can think about !



... Well, I confess, I sculpted it out of a pebble fragment. I added a magnet behind his head so it can decorate a fridge ;-)