I have been working in pencil for more than 30 years; what I became known for early on. I began working in watercolor and color pencil at about the same time and have continued to work in that medium especially for illustrations.
In the last 5 years I have been working in "Crayon Batik" as well; a deceptively simple sounding process that looks and feels ancient and rugged. I have always liked working with pastels; keeping them sharp so I can make strokes to keep the piece moving and alive.
I also create "paper pulp paintings" where the piece with all of its shapes and colors is actually one sheet of handmade paper. The color is not put ON the paper it is IN the paper.
My latest pieces have been a series of pencil and color pencil drawings layered with imagery called "The Aleph Series"; in which I show God's hidden presence within every part of life and experience.
This new piece is Mixed Media (Acrylic, Watercolor and Color Pencil).
Ps. 85:10 says "Mercy & truth have met; Righteousness (Tzadak) and Peace (Shalom) have kissed." Which is seen here. Isaiah 32:17 says, "The work of Tzadak is Shalom; the effect of Tzadak quiet and Shalom forever." Heb. 12:11 says, "No discipline is joyful, but afterword it yields the Peaceful fruit of Righteousness." That is why Tzadak has a rod, it represents discipline. And the clothing of Shalom comes up out of the ground as roots that becomes a plant bearing apples to clothe Tzadak. James (Jacob) 3:18 says "the fruit of Tzedak is sown in Shalom by those who make Shalom." That is why a woman sows seed on one side and the apple tree grows on the other.
This is a copper repouse' from Psalm 150 that describes many different musical ways to worship. This one is on drums and strings, a theme I revisit frequently.