:: Have a Wonderful New Year ::

“To be nobody-but-yourself
— in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else
— means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”
by E. E. Cummings

By this first of January 2018, I wish you all Health, love, wisdom & a very long life!

My dear departed father would have loved to see this painting of our Scottish family’s coat of arms. I tried replicating the colours as documented in the Rietstap Armorial General where the original description of the arms (shield) is as follows:

“Ar. Three roebucks’ heads couped Az. collared or, a bell pendent from each collar.” When translated the blazon also describes the original colours of the Hannah arms as: “Silver and charged with three blue roebucks’ heads, severed from their bodies and wearing gold collars from which a bell is hanging.” Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is described as: “A black cross, three branches of which terminate in crosslets and the other (lower) branch of which is sharpened to a point, issuing out of a black crescent.”

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Sketchbook #22
Colours: Q. Gold, Cobalt Blue, B. Sienna
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada


5 thoughts on “:: Have a Wonderful New Year ::

  1. Dear Jane: I would say that of all the beautiful paintings you have done, this coat of arms is probably the most perfectly executed. Dorland would have loved it as I do. You have turned out to be a truly wonderful artist. We are proud of you. Don’t ever give it up. MOM >

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  2. Nice job Jane! I especially like the curly banner with your family name.
    Curious: How are you enjoying your Falcon? Are you satisfied you made the right nib choice? It’s not too scratchy or ‘catchy’ on toothy art paper? Do you find you need to slow down when you flex (for line width)?
    Thanks in advance,
    – peter w

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    1. Hi Peter — I will answer ina future post about the Falcon as you are right, it is scratchy ‘if’ and only ‘if’ you hold it at an incorrect angle. That being said the line thinness is amazing!!!

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