This is the material
My first illumination and how it was
The drawing was cleaned and the lines softened so it wouldn`t dominate the painting.
The background was finished first. The window, the shelf with all the smal items and the bird (my invention), the irisflower and the cusion. After all this was completed I began with the flesh on the girl, - green on the dress and formed with some yellow in the highligts and blue in the shadows, finaly a white highligter on the highest points on the folds. I worked similar with all the other details and finaly the veil got edges, with som white gouache.
The original and the copy
The gold was mounted with special
glue to paint on. It felt dry before the gold was mounted. And an old brush with smoth hair, was used to
wipe the loose gold of. To polish the gold I needed an agat stone, but i
dont have one yet, so I used my fingernail to smooth the surface. The
scalpell was usefull to correct small faults.
This is the finished illumination.
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