Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Love in her Attyre

soft pink colourway
My Love in her Attyre doth shew her Witt,
It doth so well become her:
For ev'ry Season she hath dressings fitt,
For Winter, Spring and Summer.
No Beautie shee doth misse,
When all her Robes are on:
But Beauties selfe shee is,
When all her Robes are gone. 
My latest limited edition screen-print is based upon the words of an anonymous Elizabethan madrigal that I stumbled upon as a youth, and inspired by Medieval manuscript illumination and C17th stump-work embroidery.

The print features a pair of lovers in playful pursuit, lost in the branches of a fecund forest ripe with fruits, flowers and foliage. The poem floats in a heart-shaped clearing above them surrounded by a host of birds, bugs and other woodland creatures, whilst cupid, bow and arrow in hand,  looks down from on high.

Available in two colourways, a soft pink and a vibrant green, the print is A3 (42 cm high by 30 across - a standard frame-size) and in a strictly limited edition of 30 per colourway. Printed on 300 gsm paper the print can be yours (or your loved one's!) for £75 + P&P and is available for purchase from my Etsy shop and other reputable outlets.

vibrant green colourway
the lover... (detail, soft pink colourway)

...and his beloved (detail, vibrant green colourway)

Cupid looks on (detail, vibrant green colourway)

the poem (detail, soft pink colourway)


ElizT said...

Beautiful! Marvellous detail.

Paul Bommer said...

Thanks so much ElizT - it was fun to do!

smartcat said...

Hi....I just found you via Scott Garrett. Lovely poem, your print enhances is beautifully. The old inform the new.

amo said...

you have done a very nice drawing
i'm following by gfc would you like to follow each other

Paul Bommer said...

Thanks smart cat, that's very kind and much appreciated.
Gracias amo, sin duda!

Miriam said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

Paul Bommer said...

Thank you so much Miriam!