martedì 17 dicembre 2013

HAPPY CHRISTMAS - BUON NATALE


©  JANE MINTER 2013

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and CREATIVE 2014!

"made by hand"  .....a  busy week prunning our old vines and  making Christmas wreaths with the beautiful long branches of the grape vines ...... wishing  all  my blog readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year ! 

©  JANE MINTER 2013


martedì 10 dicembre 2013

mercoledì 4 dicembre 2013

greek antiquity ii


©  JANE MINTER 2013
"MUTULE" 
Greek Antiquity ii
watercolour 
FABRIANO  FINE GRAIN 
32 x 41cm

continuation of exploration  of Greek Antiquity #2  , Olympia  .. simple rhythm  and texture of a mutule .

Mutule
Rectangular block under the soffit of the cornice of the Greek Doric temple, which is studded with guttae. It is supposed to represent the piece of timber through which the wooden pegs were driven in order to hold the rafter in position, and it follows the sloping rake of the roof. In the Roman Doric order the mutule was horizontal, with sometimes a crowning fillet, so that it virtually fulfilled the purpose of the modillion in the Corinthian cornice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_architecture


 note : sorry the quality of the image is darker than the original