I’m offering a calligraphy class at the Davis Arts Center. It’s a 4-week class that will cover the basics of calligraphy. The students will be learning the Italic hand by using a dip pen – very traditional method.
Before I became a dedicated oil painter, I was a dedicated calligrapher. I just finished this certificate fill-in for an UCD certificate – just the name and date.
Should I totally be committed to just oil painting? Or should I juggled between oil painting and calligraphy? I was sorting through some old calligraphy workshops notes and felt that familiar tug for lettering. Maybe just maybe I may reconsider.
My son is assisting me in painting a Bible verse on a church wall. I had spent many hours trying to figure out what is the best way to write on the wall. I’ve tried different acrylic paints – heavy body vs. fluid acrylics and even gouache. My plan was to freehand it. Well after a practice writing on my garage wall, writing the word, “Whoever” I stepped back and realized I had written “Whoever” “Whoevever”. With no error for mistakes, I traced the lettering. The painting became a piece of cake. My son took only 2 hours to complete the first coat.