imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Viking Horse

When I first started enamelling – I thought I would never want to do any technique except champleve. This viking horse (just finished this morning!) is typical of the designs … Continue reading

April 22, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Codex Manesse

My latest experiment in grisaille has involved translating some illuminated manuscript illustrations into the painted enamel technique. I love the stylised form and composition of these old illuminations. The Codex … Continue reading

April 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

St Sebastian

Here are the next steps in my adventures in grisaille enamel. The last few weeks have been crazy busy as I try to put together an on-line enamel supply store. … Continue reading

April 1, 2009 · 2 Comments

St Joan

As I explore the possibilities of grisaille enamel – I thought I would investigate the possibilities of pre-Raphaelite style. I found this image of a Dante Rossetti painting in a … Continue reading

March 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

Spirit animals

Here are some of the other grisaille spirit animals I am working on with painted enamel. I took these images from photographs. As I try to explore this new technique … Continue reading

February 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

Spirit Deer

I am continuing to try to develop my skills in grisaille enamel painting. I have taken some shots of the process of developing the piece, so you can get some … Continue reading

February 18, 2009 · Leave a comment

Spirit Horse

This one was more challenging as I was working from a photo of a dark coloured horse and had to imagine more 😉 I wanted to challenge myself beyond the … Continue reading

January 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

Talent vs Work

It was three years ago I saw my first Grisaille enamel up close and personal at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati. It literally took my breath away. My heart started … Continue reading

January 23, 2009 · 3 Comments

Cassandra, Dionysus and Helen

I had so much fun making the “Eos kidnaps Tithonus” panel I decided I had better make a series of brooches. The red-figure and black figure imagery has always fascinated … Continue reading

November 15, 2008 · Leave a comment

Eos Kidnaps Tithonus

And now for something completely different! I have always been enamoured of Classical Greek pottery. I like the stylisation better than the classical realism – to me it is much … Continue reading

November 6, 2008 · Leave a comment

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