Friday, September 21, 2007

Old English books #2

9/20: Old English books #2, oil on canvas panel, 3.5x7in.

This was about an hour and a half, on a canvas panel that I cut to 1:2 proportions. Somewhere on the palette I discovered a terrific blue-grey so I tried to play with greys more than usual, but it's probably not very apparent. The books are a couple more by Henry Sweet, First Steps in Anglo-Saxon and the Anglo-Saxon Primer, from 1921(?) and 1931. I thought I'd share some interesting bits of text from the first book - because that's really why people come to look at this blog - but it's too much typing.

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