imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

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

Brenna MacCrimmon and Friends

I thought it was high time that I posted about music again – and since I had a great musical experience on Thursday night, I thought I would share it … Continue reading

February 21, 2009 · Leave a 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

Practice Project: Frog

I have to confess that by the time I got to the frog I was getting pretty lazy with taking pictures – as you will see there are many stages … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

Practice Project: Blue-eye

Here’s the third installment in my cloisonne practice project series. Though I couldn’t reproduce the particular blue of the blue-eye flower in the photo (I have a more limited palette … Continue reading

October 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

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