Randy Asplund Be Fortuna Manuscript Illumination

The Game Book of King Alphonso Sabio
(Libro de los Juegos)

Randy Asplund
Real medieval paints and 23k gold on goat parchment

     This miniature illumination was made using traditional medieval techniques. It is a depiction of two 13th century Spanish knights playing backgammon. Lady Fortune stands at the shoulder of the knight on the right, who represents the client. The painting used a generous amount of genuine lapis lazuli blue pigment and malachite green.