minima maxima sunt

The Small things are the Great things; as in a grain of mustard seed.

August Thistle and Rose

August was a re-visit to the Flemish art style. Flowers with shadows make the panel art seem to pop out of the page. My first try at this was in February with Oak leaves.

So the top picture is obviously a rose surrounded by gold foil, the side panel… Are doodle flowers and I’m not sure if they could be tied to an actual type of flower in existence.

On the second page is Thistle surrounded by gold and on the side panel are Geranium. These grew wild in Alaska and I had a few of these planted in my yard when I lived there. They came back every year.

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2 thoughts on “August Thistle and Rose

  1. MarJoLew on said:

    Mike – skilled work! What kind of paper are you using? The shadows are very effective – you’re right. And your calligraphy is beautiful!

    • Mike LaFountain on said:

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m really just a hack at this, but having fun. Not sure on the paper. It’s handmade 120 GSM.

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