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 ;-)

Monday, May 21, 2018

67

I already told you about it, I'm organizing a workshop on filigrees in Paris this summer.
it will take place at Gallery 67.
So I had to illustrate it. After about 20 hours of work, here is the result.




Just to be illustrative, a few heads are a good idea (I particularly like the one with the crown, what about you?).


There are still a few places left, if you are interested, contact me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Black & White

You know my love of color. Well I was a little tired of doing things in black on a white background so I decided to change.
This time it's white on black background ;-)


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Your are still here

This weekend, we celebrated a friend's birthday. For the occasion, I engraved a small zinc brooch reminding her of her year of birth.



And also some slate triangles to put in her garden.



And as I offered her the engraving of "you are here", I made another one for my garden.



For those who would still wonder how it is done, here is a little video where I am engraving the slate with my homemade tools


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

You are here

It is important to know where you are and to identify what is around you.
So I continue to engrave slate triangles that I place in my garden for crowd edification.

Chards that don't seem to want to go out...



Salads that are difficult to confuse with an elephant but you never know...



A sign to know where you are...



And another sign, to know where everything else is. It is written in Breton and means "all directions".


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Exhibition

 It's the pretty month of May.
It is time for the spring exhibition in the chapel of Saint Ourzal in Porspoder.
And you can see my work there, Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 May from 14h to 18h.

I am not alone, there are Richard Lempereur, Jean-Yves André and the members of the calligraphy societies of Brest, Saint-Renan and Porspoder.




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Virgilis Aenidos

I did a lot of things this weekend.
Few of them had anything to do with calligraphy.

I started to calligraph the Aeneid on the inside door of my workshop. At about 20 minutes per line, I'm far from being able to put it back!