This piece is based on the Incipit Arithmeticha Boetij by Boethius, c. 1400, housed at the Smithsonian. My interpretation is done with Winsor & Newton gouache and Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi ink on vellum finish bristol.
Overall, I find that I really enjoy this style of illumination. It has a complex, elegant, and highly decorative feel, while coming together quickly. This is a great benefit to me, as I find that hand and arm fatigue sets in faster these days, and I'm not able to paint all day as I used to.
|Incipit Arithmeticha Boetij|