A Gift Illumination
This is an illumination I made for my husband's grandmother.  It is taken from the Turin-Milan Hours from the 15th century.  The illumination and the bottom scene are from two different pages in the work.  I also replaced the latin text with Ruth's favorite Bible passage.

The full illuminated page.  The birds were also added from a different illumination.  The original had angels that had weird little tutus and no legs.


























Closeup of the main picture.  I was really happy how the wings turned out.  I like the peacock feathers.

I also really like Gabriel's face.  It looks like he's saying "Now, I'm only going to tell you this one time..."
























A bit more border. My husband says it looks like Mary is in a phone booth.






















Bottom of the Manuscript.  I really want to learn how to do gilding to really bling it up.