Thursday, October 28, 2010
Christmas Card Illumination
I am so privileged to be able to take study days with a Master Illuminator, Debbie Thompson Wilson. She resides in the Guelph area and often teaches workshops at the Fieldcote Museum in Ancaster. This week, we were working on Christmas card ideas. I know I am rushing the season, but it will be upon us before we know it. This image is based on a 1827 Victorian Christmas card. The original was done in very pale washes of olive green, grey and soft blue. I wanted it to be a bit brighter so I used a lot of cadmium red in the design. There are a few spots of 23K gilding throughout the design.