I was commissioned to make a calligraphic piece of Psalm 23. At first I told the client I would think about it and probably only do part of the quote... I really don't like doing lots of text work, it makes the piece way too big because I hate using small nibs. ROFL. But as I was playing around with it, I started liking it. BIG GRIN. My first take is a rather squarer format and rather plain looking. Then I decided to try doing it more narrow and in a block which is the view you are seeing here. I did a 3rd take thinking of our Guild's Galleria that's coming up soon - long & narrow. I think I'm most partial to the 2nd take. We'll see which the client likes best.
I'm finally using gouache again. It's a product I just never liked. But it worked OK for these pieces. I added gum Arabic to it.
I'm also using a warm gold 23.75K gold leaf.
Anyway you can see all 3 versions by clicking on image. Enjoy