Monday, April 11, 2011
The Medieval Bestiary
Sunday was a wonderful day spent at Fieldcote Museum in Ancaster with my teacher and Master Illuminator Debbie Thompson Wilson. Debbie is a brilliant and generous teacher. She is truly eager to share her expertise and knowledge and genuinely wants her students to learn medieval illumination techniques. We were given numerous inhabited border designs to try in class. I opted a 15th Century Dutch border design which took nearly 5 hours to complete. Finished size is 4 1/4 x 1 1/8".
I had enough time left to start the Italian Rabbit design. Finished size is 1 3/4" x 1 1/2". Both were a pleasure to paint. The day flew by.