Here are a couple of paintings painted over two facing pages in old books. I have had them mounted in two separate windows with a very thin dividing strip of card between. I am not entirely sure they are fully completed, and I do intend to put some text on the spine tree, which I intend to have greater alchemical and arcane meaning. I may add a little more detail.
These paintings are intended to look like Medieval Illumination, with similarly bright colours and attractive decoration. The imagery is a sort of nature symbolism, representing growth and life, making links between the corporeal and ethereal worlds. The spine tree painting is making connections between the tree and man, with its roots in earth/physical realm and crown in the heaven/metaphysical/spirit realm.
By clicking on the pictures and zooming in you get very interesting close-up views of the paintings, even closer than with the naked eye.