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 drawing is organized on a grid composition.
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