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Working with leaf gold.
portolan chart, inspired by maps from 1550-ish, by Raʾīs al-Baḥr Pīrī ibn Muḥammad
first colour layer
third colour layer
first gold layer
first layer gold
second layer gold
third guilding, third ink
guilding done, watercolour work started
Invitation for a 50th birthday
laying of gold finished
filling in general colours
Layering colours - not finished yet
Laying on of leaf gold and burnishing.
Finished laying of leaf gold, and burnishing.
Process: painting layers of watercolour and a little bit of goache.
gilder cushion, gilders knife and agate burnisher.
Painting the gesso.
Laying the gold and burnishing.
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione. I am not interested in your foolish superstition. Burnishing.
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione. I am not interested in your foolish superstition.
Sketching the F before painting the gesso.
Fish tremble at the mention of my name. Burnishing.
Fish tremble at the mention of my name.
(would not reccommend it)
Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
I cannot hear you. I have a banana in my ear.
Raised and flat gilding in one letter
Gilding - laying on leaf gold
Gilding - brushing off excess leaf gold
my signature, with the immortal mackerel.