Two Lights Painting

This painting I did a while ago, but I absolutely love it.


I began with a standard 8.5X11 inch sheet of think mixed media paper and taped off the edges for a clean finish. I then used my water pen filled with Indian ink to write the verse. It’s Genesis 1:16 and reads “God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the other for night.” I went around the lettering to paint the ombre background (which was a bad idea in hindsight, I should’ve done the background and then the typography). I painted in the sun and moon, waited for them to dry, then added details. All of this was done with acrylic paint.