They Were Gay (continued)

They Were Gay

As my final project for Chris McDonald’s Foundational class, which ended last April, I decided to do another take on Gertrude Stein’s famous quote from Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (1922). (See my earlier post They Were Gay). This one has a formal Humanist look, with a large illuminated letter T in the white vine style. The body text was done using Moon Palace sumi ink, and the illuminated letter T is in watercolor and gold leaf.

Thanks for your patience!

About raoulpat

I got started as a calligrapher in 2009, and haven't put my pen down since. Some of the services that I provide are wedding calligraphy, quinceañera calligraphy, envelope addressing, place cards and transforming inspirational citations into framable artwork.
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4 Responses to They Were Gay (continued)

  1. O'Meara says:

    Beautiful!!! You are so talented, Raoul!!!


  2. Elena Caruthers says:

    Very nice, Raoul. Hope you are well.

    Best, Elena



  3. Sandra G. says:

    Dear Cousin, you do such wonderful work with interesting text content. This last one made me feel quite gay which I am not regularly. Mostly I’m bleak. But seriously, I admire your work very much!!!


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