Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The letter V


Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a Very good week and are enjoying the sunshine,  long may it last! 
For the letter V  in my Calligraphy Abecedary I have chosen Versals, Vowels and Violets!

'Versals' relates to a style of ornate capital letters, used to start a Verse, paragraph, etc., in a manuscript.  Versals are traditionally the subject for burnishing with gold leaf.

The Versals on my tag, the Vowels A E I O U, are written in the Lombardic style. The letters are broad enough to allow for  piercing with a diamond  on the curves and stems, in addition to flourishes on the hairline cross-strokes.

On this second tag I have written a Lombardic V as the opening letter of a few lines giving the definition of Versals.  The tag is finished with a few Violet flowers at the bottom using Violet and Viridian ink. Violet ink was used for writing the letters on both tags together with Violet/purple threads for a tie.  The tags look great on the purple cover of my tag book!
Looking forward to seeing what you have all been creating this week.
Bye for now,
Jane xx

11 comments:

  1. This is great - I am learning so much. I have always admired versals without knowing what they are. Beautiful calligraphy.

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  2. Beautiful work, always interesting to read! Valerie

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  3. Fabulous work Jane, you never cease to amaze me with your amount of knowledge, I've loved your theme! X

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  4. Two lovely tags Jane again with beautiful writing, I love that cover of your tag book!

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  5. Very nice-- never saw violet colored ink before. Neat!

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  6. oh! that's so beautifully elegant - your work always makes me want to try calligraphy .... :o)

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  7. Love love lovely work! As usual. Calligraphy will be receiving a revival thanks to your fantastic examples Jane :0) Mo

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  8. Gorgeous Violet and gold tag Jane. I could have lent you some of my gilding flakes for your Versal! That all sounds a bit medicinal doesn't it ;-) I'm with you wishing for more sunny days.

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  9. You never cease to amaze me with your calligraphic skills. Blessings!

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  10. Thank you for teaching me the term "versals." I have always loved beautiful versals and so admire your calligraphy!

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