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Psalm 16 Illuminated Calligrahy

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© Letizia Morley 2014

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© Letizia Morley 2014

A few years back, a friend commissioned me to create this Psalm in calligraphy and told me what he wanted for the illuminations. He wanted oaks, trees, blues and greens, a monk studying the scriptures and a deer. I examined many manuscripts of the 1500s before I found the inspirations I was looking for. The script here is the Fraktur, a type of black letter script or font that was common in Germany starting the 16th century. I used watercolor for most of it but some gold paint for the initial capital letter.

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