The Ninety Nine Signs


The drawing below shows the Ninety Nine Signs in gold paint on a background with incised markings and coloured pencil utilizing the texture of the paper surface. This is a study for a painting and continues the series based on the 99 Names of Allah. Each symbol represents one of the signs or qualities of Allah.

The Ninety Nine Signs of Allah, drawing

The drawing is organized on a grid composition.

Detail of the Ninety Nine Signs

This image is of the painting at an early stage showing the Ninety Nine Signs. The detail is a closeup showing some of the signs in relief  with underpainting texture on the gessoed panel prior to the final painting.

The Ninety Nine Signs, 2011,  acrylic and gold paint on plywood, 122 x 150 cm
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