Shoshana's Recent Illumination Work

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Shoshana Gryffyth's Portfolio of Recent Work


Introduction

Thank you for taking a look at my portfolio. - Shoshana

East Kingdom "Try"atholon

The MoAS presented a mini A&S challenge through the "Try"Athalon Project. Week 11's project was Painting a Medieval Flower with Lady Shoshana Gryffyth (Ellen Weiner). Please find more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/586428345637700/

Recent Gift and Auction Pieces

Pictures from Recent Classes

Drawing Medieval Monsters

AOA - Andruta Jezofyna

I had the pleasure of painting an AOA award for Andruta Jezofyna. Illumination: Lady Shoshana Gryffyth Calligraphy: Mistress Katherine Barr Words: Mistress Ysmay de Lynn

Silver Wheel- Alexi Gensel

Based on the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, circa 1440. A Silver Wheel for Alexi Gensel. Alexi has always loved Hellmouth pictures- so I had the joy of making one for him.

Court Barony- Laurena

Given out on 2/22/20 at the Crown's Bardic Competition: Based on a piece from the The Spinola Book of Hours, produced in Flanders between around 1510 and 1520 by a number of artists of the Ghent-Bruges School.

Done in gouache and shell gold with pelican ink on perg.

Of note: The illumination really shines due to the ocher paint, which was applied first, then the Shell/Windsor Newton gold mix was then painted on top. This creates a wonderfully smooth look.

Calligraphy for Peerage- Hassan Ibn Abd Al-Malik

Illumination done by the amazing Countess Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt. Calligraphy by Shoshana Gryffyth. Given out durring battlefield court to Hassan Ibn Abd Al-Malik at Pennsic 47.

Side Panels for Triptych

Laurel scroll-triptych completed and presented in court, AS LIV, Queen's and Crown's Bardic.

Original side panels conceived by the amazing Paul Butler (Arden of Icomb), words by Katy Ysmay Lynn (Ysmay de Lynn), and the masterpiece of a central portrait by Rick Wolff (Reijnier Verplanck) Side panels painted by Shoshana Gryffyth

Silver Tyger- Philippe de Brouse

  • Silver Tyger Illumination awarded to Philippe de Brouse based on a French Illuminated Manuscript Leaf, ca.15th Century, From a Book of Hours, shell gold, W/N gouache, perg, red ink.

Silver Tyger- Brice

11x14 Silver Tyger scroll for Lord Brice MacTavish, Presented at 100 Minutes War. Exemplar from The Book of Durrow: Matthew Symbol (TCD MS 57) C/I- Shoshana Gryffyth/ Words- Alexi Gensel Pergamenata 230gsm, W&B 23 K Gold Leaf (Patent), Permacoll, W/N Gouache and Pelican Ink SOSN: M19-074

Silver Tyger- Ogre

11x14 Silver Tyger scroll for Lord Ögurr Aôalbrandarson, Presented at 100 Minutes War. Exemplar from The Morgan Bible (Ms M. 638), C/I- Shoshana Gryffyth/ Words- Alexi Gensel Pergamenata 230gsm, W/N Gouache and Pelican Ink SOSN: M19-075

AoA- Henry of Chester

Recipient: Henry of Chester Award: Award of Arms Date:November 30, LIIII or LIV (54) Event:East Kingdom University & Ruantallan Investiture Royalty:Margarita SOSN:M19-054

Silver Rapier- Lord Alexander

Given at St Andrews Crosses the Alps to Lord Alexander MacLachlan. This was a Silver Rapier done in Gouache on Perg. My first time trying this style, so I'm happy with the outcome, and excited to try it again! Words by Alexi Gensel Calligraphy and Illumination by Shoshana Gryffyth

Maunch- Alison Wodehalle

Based on the February page from The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, this was personalized for the recipient. Alison Wodehalle is an amazing seamstress and artisan, it was really a pleasure to create this for her.

K&Q Rapier-

Kings Rapier Champion award, won by the amazing Maréchal Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne!

Queens Rapier Champion Award

Queens Rapier Champion award won by Lord Morwill McShane. This piece was based off of a period Rapier photo.

Aoa for Lady Nancy

Illumination done by Lady Shoshana Gryffyth Words by Lord Nicol mac Donnachaidh Based on a page from the Mira calligraphiae monumenta: an AoA for the amazing Nancy Allyn

Court Barony- Ichi

Absolutely had the honor to paint a Baronial scroll for Ryutsume no Kazoku Ishioka Tora no Botsume (called Ichi). Words and translation by Ryouko'jin of the Iron-skies. Painting based on a piece from the Ming Dynasty. Super fun to do! I absolutely loved this one. Someday I'll learn how to do the calligraphy better, but I was super happy with this.

Words: "Life is waking dreams

  • Sustained by those who believe
  • Hands that Hold us Up
  • Like the dressing of a stage
  • Beauty in kindness
  • The right tools for deeds, always
  • Where there is Tumult
  • His is the breath that brings calm
  • Where there is despair
  • His, the smile to bring comfort
  • When Burned by the Sun
  • He is there to Offer shade
  • Samurai Servant
  • Duties Filled, Honors Given
  • Gentle, Friend, Helper, Baron"

AoA- Mayls MacGregor

AoA for Mayls MacGregor Words: Lord Nicol mac Donnachaidh C/I: Lady Shoshana Gryffyth

Kings Cypher

Based off of a German woodcut by Leonhard Thurneisser zum Thurn (1531-1596). Awarded as a King’s Cypher to Devillin MacPherson

Court Barony- Lord Deormund

Court Baron award for Lord Deormund Wulfscyld, the founding Seneschal of Malagentia. (Has some hidden history in the painting) ♡ C/I -Shoahana Gryffyth W- Edmund Beneyt

Silver Tyger- Lord Alyn

Done in 2018, A Silver Tyger for our Shires Knight Marshall. I am particularly happy with the straight lines in the diapering, and the wee heraldic tyger. ♡

Local Awards

Contract for Apprenticeship

Done for my Sister and her Laurel