In the past couple of weeks I have created two more apology manuscripts
for the Federal Government. This time for the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
One is to be presented to the European Parliament by the Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd
and the other is to hang in the RG Casey Building in Canberra.
It was, yet again, an honour to be asked to prepare these documents.
Some swatches on the two different vellums.
The vellums came from the
Vellum and Parchment Work in Kildare Ireland.
Excellent service by Joe Katz!
Wiping off the excess gold.
I had to work the Coat of Arms upside down.
The soft and delicate colours I used to replicate the 1912 official Coat of Arms were achieve by many trials. I finally decided to use Derwent watercolours to achieve the best effects.
Close-ups! Always fraught with danger.