Author Archives: raoulpat
Après Trois Ans
An excerpt from Paul Verlaine’s poem Après Trois Ans (After Three Years).
Posted in Calligraphy, Copperplate, Pointed Pen, Quotes Tagged After Three Years, Après Trois Ans, Calligraphie, calligraphy, Calligraphy by Raoul, Copperplate, Paul Verlaine, Poésie, Poetry, Pointed Pen, Quotes, Watercolor 9 Comments
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Fabulous New Year 2017!
Posted in Calligraphy, Copperplate, Pointed Pen Tagged Calligraphie, calligraphy, Calligraphy by Raoul, Copperplate, Happy Holidays, Pointed Pen 5 Comments
Pour Gabriel, le messager des bonnes nouvelles ! John Milton, le Paradis Perdu, livre 4, 1667 Traduction de l’anglais par François-René de Chateaubriand
Posted in Blackletter, Calligraphy, Fraktur variation, Quotes Tagged Blackletter, Calligraphie, calligraphy, Calligraphy by Raoul, Fraktur, Gabriel, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Sumi ink 7 Comments
You are Fabulous
Inspired by Rachel Yallop in her course Copperplate: A Different Look at the Swelling Line. This will be auctioned off at the Horizons Foundation’s annual gala.
They Were Gay (continued)
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 … Continue reading
I Would Die 4 U
In homage to Prince, a great songwriter, musician and artist. From his 1984 album Purple Rain.
Posted in Calligraphy, Copperplate, Pointed Pen, Quotes Tagged Calligraphie, calligraphy, Copperplate, I Would Die 4 U, Prince, Quotes 6 Comments
Friends of Calligraphy asked me to write the names on the honorary certificates for their Annual General Meeting at the San Francisco Public Library on May 1st, 2016.
Posted in Calligraphy, Fraktur variation, Illumination Tagged Awards, Calligraphy by Raoul, certificates, Fraktur, Friends of Calligraphy, Gold Leaf, Gouache, Illumination 4 Comments
Joyeux Anniversaire, Alexis!
Mon petit neveu, Alexis, fête ses quatre ans demain. Joyeux Anniversaire, Alexis! Pour voir le vidéo, veuillez cliquer sur l’image ci-dessous. My grandnephew, Alexis, is celebrating his fourth birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Alexis! To view a short calligraphy video, please click … Continue reading
Posted in Calligraphy, Copperplate, Pointed Pen, Video Tagged Alexis, Anglaise, Birthday, Copperplate, Happy Birthday, Joyeux Anniversaire 5 Comments
Blue Illuminated Letters
Several weeks ago, I took Harvest Crittendon‘s Illuminated Initials class, and was so inspired that I created illuminated initials for several of my friends’ birthdays. Media: gouache, Finetec Inca gold and gold leaf on Arches hot press watercolor paper. I’m on … Continue reading
Posted in Calligraphy, Illumination, Lombardic Tagged calligraphy, Gold Leaf, Harvest Crittendon, Illuminated Initials, Illumination, Lombardic 4 Comments
SF Opera Ball 2015
Last Friday, I did the calligraphy on the place cards at the San Francisco Opera’s annual gala. A big thank you to Drew Altizer Photography (@drewaltizerphotography) for taking this video.
Posted in Calligraphy, Copperplate Tagged calligraphy, Copperplate, Opera, Place Cards, SF Opera Ball 2015 4 Comments