The background is a watercolor wash. The Alleluias have 3 levels of painting. The text is completely hand-lettered. Starbursts are 23K gold and shell gold.
ABC Sampler – Historical calligraphic alphabets, pen and ink on textured paper. Hand lettered quote in margin area surrounding alphabets.
To the Glory of God
Hand-lettered tribute with separate verses on a slightly textured paper, deckled by hand, and mounted on the background paper. Gold leaf details.
Sure on this Shining Night
Based on “Sure on this Shining Night”, a poem by James Agee… handpainted background, lettered and illustrated with gouache and colored pencil. Illuminated letter detail.
Lord’s Prayer (backwards)
I am intrigued with how effective the Lord’s Prayer is when read backwards. 24K gold leaf, gouache lettering, and painting.