This book and box were completed in the summer of 2016
during the Primitive to Modern Reggie class in San Antonio.
For the book, I used Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor
paper, gouache for the letterforms, graphite for the drawing
portion, and watercolors (mostly Winsor Newton and
Schmincke) for the paintings. The letterforms are in
Carolingian, a favorite of mine from a previous Reggie
class, done with a #4 Mitchell nib. The small Romans are
written with a Hiro 111 nib. The images portrayed are from
my own garden, my photographic collection, or from sketches
done on site (such as the clock at the Musée D’Orsay).
The river represented is the
Mississippi at dawn.
Loose gold appears throughout,
adhered to a single layer of Instacol in each instance.
The book is bound in spring green goat leather and
carries a heat-transferred 24K gold leaf image.
drop spine box is covered in green Japanese silk, with a
watercolor leaf image on the front.