Abby and Nathan
wanted pictures of prairie flowers. There are cornflowers, black-eyed
susans, purple coneflowers, Queen Ann's lace and prairie blazing
star. There is also a rabbit in the lower part of the painting.
The calligraphy is Vivaldi. This was done on ivory paper and
Lisa and Jonathan
didn't want much in the way of decoration, just yellow roses
and some scrollwork at the top to give it a slight Victorian
feel. This was done on ivory paper. The font is Vivaldi. The
size is 22"x30".
and Robin asked for an omega made of mulberries, purple irises,
jewelweed, willow fronds, apple blossoms and daffodils. Their
certificate was done on Pergamenata parchment and is approximately
Below is a close
The flowers for Ann
and Kilian's circle came from Ann's bridesmaids. She asked each
of them for their favorite flower and had me put them in the
circle. The flowers are stephanotis, heather, forget-me-nots,
tulips, roses, calla lillies, sunflowers, wild irises, daisies,
daffodils and lavender.
The text is lettered
in the Palomares' Hand.
Rachel and Daniel
wanted a wintery, Christmas scene with red roses and variegated
holly. They also wanted a snow scene with pine trees going down
the sides of the signatures. There is a closeup of the top decoration
Jennifer and Benjamin
wanted a border of wildflowers that were typical of the states
where they were born; Colorado and Kentucky. The flowers they
chose were columbine, Indian paintbrush and lupines for Colorado
and ironweed, Queen Anne's Lace, goldenrod and black-eyed Susans
The certificate was
done on Pergamenata parchment and is about 30"x40".
The lettering is "Palomares" with their names in Merced.
Here is a closeup
of the flowers.
Kristin and Katherine
really like the Craftsman style that was popular a century ago.
They asked that their certificate reflect this. The text is lettered
in Palomares and the names were drawn in the Dyer style with
boxed decoration for each initial. A closeup of their names and
the floral decoration in the middle is below. The piece was done
on white paper and was approximately 22"x30".
Rachael and Daniel
wanted something to reflect their Irish backgrounds. I gave them
some knots and some red dots around the initials of their names.
Their guests signed in the blank space below the blue knot and
the bells of Ireland.
To the right is a
closeup of their names, the Bells of Ireland and the knotwork.
Here it is signed