Picture Profile: 1110 ‘Illuminated Letter Gothic D’ COMMISSION

1110 COMMISSION: 'Illuminated Letter Gothic D'

1110 ‘Illuminated Letter Gothic D’ COMMISSION

Artist Code: 1110. Completed November 2011. Original SOLD. Water colour and metallic powder with gum arabic on Aquarelle Arches hot pressed 100% cotton rag paper. Unframed size 12″ x 9″ [No prints]

Christmas present for a dear father. Remit was to design and paint an illuminated letter “D” along the lines of the design in Artist Code: 1018, but without the war element. “Father likes gardening and, before his retirement, he was in the printing trade. He also loves classical music.” Preliminary sketch design approved with no amendments. I have used this illuminated letter several times in Calendar and Christmas card designs.

A little poem:

Sweet notes from the minstrel’s sound
By Gothic D, she is surround
And hard at work the printer fine
By hand he prints the written line
As singer sings a Christmas song
A crowd appears to sing along