I had a wonderful two days with the calligraphers of Perth studying Hermann Kilian’s lettering. You can read about it here and here.
By mid-morning of the second day, the little gold project was completed, – not all my photographs came out brilliantly, (excuse the pun) but here are a few of the projects.
Everyone could then choose how to continue form there doing a long narrow vertical or horizontal piece, “collecting” an alphabet plus ligatures for future reference, or doing another miniature. here are some of the results.
Gemma Black did not quite finish adding weight to the letters. It is a good idea to do the letters as monoline then add weight as it helps you get your eye in on the spacing.
I was made really welcome by my hostess Karen Price and both days we had a lovely drive on the scenic route from Perth. We passed the boathouse which I had painted and could relax in the scenery along the Swan River as we wended our way into the hills to the North of Perth. I loved the South African homliness of the blue gums (they shouldn’t be in SA but they are!)