Here is a first plate, test one for a serie of illuminated illustrations around Louise Cooper's novels Central illustration is Sister Erminet teaching horticultural science to Sistercot novices. For this one, I used a William Morris design as the border. The original is a black and white woodcut so it has been fiddled around a lot. For the next plates, I'll design 6 borders that I will alternate. It's traditional medium : gouache on walnut stained paper with 22 Kt gold leaf. The whole thing is 7 in. by 9 in.