SKETCHBOOK 

a peak inside the process

I know I always love getting a peak inside the process, so I hope you enjoy these glimpses of my sketchbook and drawings and the steps along the path to creating my paintings!

 

Most of the images in this portfolio are from the pages my sketchbook for The Coming series, along with corresponding images of the process for the individual paintings. And, you can click the link on each image to see the finished painting.

 

Thumbnail Sketches & Notes
Thumbnail Sketches & Notes

...brainstorming and collecting ideas

Thumbnail Sketch of "Child Divine"
Thumbnail Sketch of "Child Divine"

with ideas jotted down To see finished painting:

Designing Pattern for Pieced Fabric
Designing Pattern for Pieced Fabric

with tracing paper overlaid on drawing To see finished painting:

Fabric Layout for "Child Divine"
Fabric Layout for "Child Divine"

...choosing fabric & mapping placement To see finished painting:

Thumbnail Sketch
Thumbnail Sketch

...in the womb

Thumbnail for "Hope of Nations"
Thumbnail for "Hope of Nations"

...making notes of the inspiration in my head To see finished painting:

Preliminary Drawing, Hope of Nations
Preliminary Drawing, Hope of Nations

...hands longing, reaching, hoping To see finished painting:

Fabric Plan for Hope of Nations
Fabric Plan for Hope of Nations

...calculating placement and measurement of fabric blocks before sewing To see finished painting:

Thumbnail Sketches & Notes
Thumbnail Sketches & Notes

for "In The Day of His Coming" & "Far As The Curse Is Found" To see finished painting:

Drawing for "In The Day..."
Drawing for "In The Day..."

...women washing laundry in Alexandria, Egypt To see finished painting:

From Bethlehem a Ruler Shall Come
From Bethlehem a Ruler Shall Come

...preliminary drawing To see finished painting:

Abraham's Seed
Abraham's Seed

...thumbnail sketches, ideas, notes, plans To see finished painting:

Come Drink Without Cost
Come Drink Without Cost

...thumbnail sketches, patchwork plans & notes To see finished painting:

Come Drink Without Cost
Come Drink Without Cost

...preliminary drawing To see finished painting:

Come Drink Without Cost
Come Drink Without Cost

...patchwork layout plan with measurements for cutting fabric To see finished painting:

Poetry Inspiration
Poetry Inspiration

...writing out traditional songs, marking up their word picture ideas, & jotting notes To see finished painting:

Far As The Curse Is Found
Far As The Curse Is Found

...thumbnail sketch, ideas & plans To see finished painting:

Emmanuel
Emmanuel

...preliminary drawing To see finished painting:

They Shall Call His Name Emmanuel
They Shall Call His Name Emmanuel

...preliminary drawing To see finished painting:

God Became Flesh
God Became Flesh

...thumbnail sketch and notes To see finished painting:

God Became Flesh
God Became Flesh

...preliminary drawing To see finished painting:

God Became Flesh
God Became Flesh

...planning, choosing fabric To see finished painting:

God Became Flesh
God Became Flesh

...names of God in Arabic & English - planning the top layer of the collage To see finished painting:

Spools of Thread
Spools of Thread

for stitching the paper and fabric of the God Became Flesh collage To see finished painting:

Collage Planning & Layout
Collage Planning & Layout

for God Became Flesh painting To see finished painting:

Rice Paper Collage Overlay
Rice Paper Collage Overlay

with the names of God in Arabic & English To see finished painting:

Sample Stitched Fabric & Paper
Sample Stitched Fabric & Paper

...testing ideas for God Became Flesh To see finished painting:

Finished Collage of Paper & Fabric
Finished Collage of Paper & Fabric

...ready to seal, for the under-layer of the painting God Became Flesh To see finished painting:

Oil Painting on Fabric
Oil Painting on Fabric

that has been sealed to the panel To see finished painting:

Painting in Morocco
Painting in Morocco

...mixed media painting: God Became Flesh To see finished painting:

It Was Not A Silent Night
It Was Not A Silent Night

...thumbnail sketch and notes To see finished painting:

It Was Not A Silent Night
It Was Not A Silent Night

...preliminary drawing To see finished painting:

It Was Not A Silent Night
It Was Not A Silent Night

...preliminary drawing To see finished painting:

It Was Not A Silent Night
It Was Not A Silent Night

...preliminary sketch To see finished painting:

Testing Technique & Materials
Testing Technique & Materials

for ink drawings with watercolor on handmade paper To see finished painting:

Sealing Collage & Fabric on Panel
Sealing Collage & Fabric on Panel

for the painting "It Was Not A Silent Night" To see finished painting:

Painting on Fabric
Painting on Fabric

with a child in my lap To see finished painting:

Painting With An Audience
Painting With An Audience

...precious boys, watching their Tata paint in Fez, Morocco To see finished painting:

Sketchbook Pages
Sketchbook Pages

hard worked and worn - planning central for 7 paintings - thumbnails and notes

The Long Awaited One
The Long Awaited One

...thumbnail sketch To see finished painting: