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Some families choose to keep the Gaelic spelling of their surname on their painting.
PRINCE OF WALES FEATHERS:
(litera-ly the CREST on this painting)
It signifies willing obedience and peace of mind.
Often there are 5 feathers in a plume, though Prince of Wales feathers is always only three.
In armory it signifies a soldier who had made long journeys or gained great victories. It is an emblem of safe travel.
It is also an emblem of fidelity because its shells, once separated, can never be rejoined.
WADE FAMILY CREST & COAT of ARMS
Usually during tournaments only feathers adorned knight's helms,
not their coat of arms.This "Wade" crest , in my research, was originally "Waed" (MacQuade and Mac Uaid were interchangeable surnames to Wade as well) and meant someone who lived near a ford. http://www.houseofnames.com
The Wade surname was first found in Durham, England where they held a family seat at Hilton Castle from very early times.
The name was taken from England to Ulster (Northern Ireland) by early settlers
Bryant Family Crest
Thought I'd include a wee bit of interesting finds gleaned along the way while researching this family's specific crest and coat of arms.
Alpha Delta Pi
Tri Delta Hand Painted Sorority Crest
A few of my GREEK & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS' CRESTS :
Phi Mu Hand Painted Sorority Crest
PRINTS are available
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I chose an actual “straw” linen textured mat board, as opposed to my usual canvas because my research found that the color “straw” has deep meaning for this sorority. My paintings are done using vigorous strokes. Some, such as the Chi Omega owl, I chose to “sculpt” the paint using dental tools to get the “right” texture. True, whisper-thin gold leaf, imported Austrian crystals, green freshwater pearls and the like were also used It’s quite obvious my forte is to “flourish”.
I sell not only fine quality Paper Prints, but "EMBELLISHED" CANVAS PRINTS as well. These are Giclee prints on canvas, as these are fine art and I wish to keep my work at a “fine quality". I personally add three dimensional flourishes. These naturally, will be signed. As a result, all "embellished" prints are a wee bit different. True, these are not “originals”, but they ARE unique, as I add extra paint for texture, place silver or gold leaf if needed, add Austrian crystals and the like before I am satisfied to ship.
<< Actually, they appear so original, I , myself, accidently donated the original to a church silent auction recently mistaking it for an Embellished print >>