Picture Profile: 1206 ‘Illuminated Letter Gothic D’ COMMISSION

1206 COMMISSION: 'Illuminated Letter Gothic D'

1206 ‘Illuminated Letter Gothic D’ COMMISSION

Artist Code: 1206. Completed May 2012. Original SOLD. Water colour and metallic powder with gum arabic on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed rag paper. Unframed size 9” x 12” [No Products]

A special present for a friend (who commissioned Code 1205) who also worked as cabin crew on Concorde. Remit was to design a letter for ‘D’ who ‘loves music, some spiritual healing, mainly classical, and her favourite piece is Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending…reading, especially history…(Tudors)…God… Reiki…does not care much for the colour brown’. The commissioner required an interpretation to my preliminary drawing—the left-hand side is the religious/spiritual side of the work: the serpent representing temptation, the remaining apples to show that some do not succumb to temptation, ‘spikey’ branches for the crown of thorns, Man’s general image of God with hands outstretched to bless nature and new birth (the fawn), and even pointing to the royal lady, as he loves and forgives us all. The bird is a ‘Lark ascending’, and the fill-in pattern in the space beneath is musical notes, emanating from a musical manuscript. (The Hieroglyph on the right is old style for the spiritual group mentioned). Old books were added in the final artwork, as these had been omitted in the draft.