Tag Archives: Gold Leaf
Te Quiero Verde
Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento. Verdes ramas. El barco sobre la mar y el caballo en la montaña. Con la sombra en la cintura ella sueña en su baranda, verde carne, pelo verde, con ojos de fría plata. … Continue reading
De Rerum Natura
In his only surviving work De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the philosopher and poet Lucretius expounds on his theory that all matter is composed of tiny particles, making him the world’s second atomic physicist (Democritus, in fact, … Continue reading
The Call of the Wild
This quote from Jack London’s Call of the Wild always gives me goosebumps. My calligraphy is on exhibit at the Saratoga Library through January 31st. I will be giving a calligraphy demo there, with other Pacific Scribes calligraphers, on January … Continue reading
Speculating on the Nature of Transformation …
This is a collaborative piece that I did with Delaney and Chin. A tree branch, a trowel and a toy truck carrying logs to the lumber mill are reminders of the gardening and landscaping projects that D&C do.
Calligraphy on Prayer Wheels
Doing gilded copperplate on steel prayer wheels for Delaney and Chin. This is the first time I have had to wear knee pads while doing calligraphy.
Posted in Calligraphy, Copperplate, Pointed Pen Tagged Calligraphie, calligraphy, Copperplate, delaney and chin, Gold Leaf, instacoll, prayer wheel, topher and delaney 3 Comments
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
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
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
These I Singing in Spring
Media: Gold leaf, watercolor, gouache and sumi ink on white pergamenata. Dimensions: h: 20″, w: 16″. Artist: Raoul Martinez. Commission for the Horizons Foundation. Title: These I Singing in Spring. Author: Walt Whitman
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