...on the doorhandle.
Well, there was gouache and watercolour actually. This piece was a special commission which involved collaboration with my client's two young sons, who visited the Scriptorium to apply their hand prints in paint for their mother's special gift.
The poem is a well-known one amongst Irish students and from the pen of Séamus Ó Néill entitled, as gaeilge, 'Subh Milis', meaning "Sweet Jam". It's a poignant poem dedicated to the poet's mother (subtitle: "Ceann do Mhama"), and is one of his best-known works.
Click here for the poem text and translation.
I loved building this piece using the jam reference, the personal hand prints and our fun Saturday morning workshop, and using the Irish uncial style of calligraphy.