New England Fall
Acrylic on Clayboard
8″x8″, framed to 9″x9″
$65 + tax, shipping
The layout follows the geometric proportions of a page from an illuminated medieval manuscript (thus the name Illumination).
Pages within the medieval manuscripts usually had a decorative border followed by text or an illustration with a painting within the frame.
Clayboard is a hardboard covered in kaolin clay ground (similar to the surfaces used during the Renaissance. The surface is sanded and extremely smooth. surface which could be scratched after painting. I painted the surface in thin layers of acrylic paint, rubbed portions away, and even scratched through it to add contrast and texture.