Abby and Nathan
wanted pictures of prairie flowers. There are cornflowers, black-eyed
susans, purple coneflowers, Queen Ann's lace and prairie blazing
star. There is also a rabbit in the lower part of the painting.
The calligraphy is Vivaldi. This was done on ivory paper and
Lisa and Jonathan didn't
want much in the way of decoration, just yellow roses and some
scrollwork at the top to give it a slight Victorian feel. This
was done on ivory paper. The font is Vivaldi. The size is 22"x30".
Miriam, Rebecca and
Robin asked for an omega made of mulberries, purple irises, jewelweed,
willow fronds, apple blossoms and daffodils. Their certificate
was done on Pergamenata parchment and is approximately 30"x40".
Here's a closeup
The flowers for Ann
and Kilian's circle came from Ann's bridesmaids. She asked each
of them for their favorite flower and had me put them in the
circle. The flowers are stephanotis, heather, forget-me-nots,
tulips, roses, calla lillies, sunflowers, wild irises, daisies,
daffodils and lavender.
The text is lettered
in the Palomares' Hand.
Rachel and Daniel wanted
a wintery, Christmas scene with red roses and variegated holly.
They also wanted a snow scene with pine trees going down the
sides of the signatures. There is a closeup of the top decoration
Jennifer and Benjamin
wanted a border of wildflowers that were typical of the states
where they were born; Colorado and Kentucky. The flowers they
chose were columbine, Indian paintbrush and lupines for Colorado
and ironweed, Queen Anne's Lace, goldenrod and black-eyed Susans
The certificate was
done on Pergamenata parchment and is about 30"x40".
The lettering is "Palomares" with their names in Merced.
Here is a closeup
of the flowers.
Kristin and Katherine
really like the Craftsman style that was popular a century ago.
They asked that their certificate reflect this. A closeup of
their names and the floral decoration in the middle is below.
The piece was done on white paper and was approximately 22"x30".
Rachael and Daniel
wanted something to reflect their Irish backgrounds. I gave them
some knots and some red dots around the initials of their names.
Their guests signed in the blank space below the blue knot and
the bells of Ireland.
To the right is a
closeup of their names, the Bells of Ireland and the knotwork.
Here it is signed