Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bright and Breezy

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 gessoed hardboard.
Here's a slight departure for me. I really do enjoy this style of painting. It's high key, loose, and free spirited. It's fun to kick your shoes off (figuratively speaking :) and play in the color!

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psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Hypnotist

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This painting is based on a photo graciously provided by Karen for the WDE on Wet Canvas.
That fur pattern was very challenging! Just did the best I could.

This cat appears to be saying," You are getting very are now under my power."
Meanwhile the little sparrow is chirping, "Coffee! Coffee!" at the top of his lungs!

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philippians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Companion of Diana

Oil on 7x5 gessoed hardboard.
This is my attempt at Karin Jurick's DSFDF.This marble sculpture represents one of the nymphs who attended the hunt-goddess Diana... Jean-Louis Lemoyne (artist)
French, 1666 - 1755
I dreaded starting this one- but once I started (like a good book), I couldn't put it down.

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Psalms 50:2 From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Getty Up

Oil on 5x7 gessoed hardboard.
The photo for this painting was supplied by Cyd for the WDE at Wet Canvas this week.
I'm generally happy with the light in this painting...and I especially like how the horse's head turned out. Hope you enjoy the painting.


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Romans 2: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Oil on 5x7 gessoed hardboard.
Flowers are harder than I first imagine them to be. But I'm used to that by now. Gotta remember to break out of the mindset of "I'm painting a flower"...just paint color patches, negative shapes, values...and hopefully a flower will emerge! Speaking of that, they're beginning to emerge in my yard from the cool ground of Spring! favorite season...

The image for this painting was graciously supplied by Elaine for the WDE on Wet Canvas! That site is a super place for artists of all skill levels to congregate, learn share, and have a great time!

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Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

This painting was first posted on my humble blog on Dec.11,'06 under the title "Praying Soldier".

I have put it up once again in the spirit of Christianity on this day of days.
Please use it as a gentle reminder to look beyond the decorated eggs...marshmallow peeps...and the chocolate bunnies. All of which are fun and a special delight to our children and the child within us.

But the true meaning of this day is the suffering which was willingly endured so that we could all be forgiven. Through His sacrifice and resurrection we are guaranteed eternal life. This perfect life which He promised appeals to the child within us...because we are indeed His children.

Luke 20:36
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Spring Lamb

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 gessoed hardboard.
This is painted from an image supplied by Dominic for the WDE at Wet Canvas.
I just wanted to see if I could pull off the texture of the wool. I may not have completely succeeded, but then, this whole painting thing is a learning experience.


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Luke 19:10
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost .

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Lemonade Award

I received " The Lemonade Award " for a positive attitude and gratitude, from two fine artists, Dominique Eichi and Cathyann Burgess. I am very honored.

A Lemonade Award
is given to bloggers that show a
positive attitude and gratitude. It also exemplifies people who have a willingness to share their ideas, support and online friendship.

Here are the rules for the award:
1.Put the logo on your blog or post
2.Nominate at least 7 blogs that show great Gratitude and/or Attitude.
3.Be sure to list and link your nominees within your post.
4.Let them know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, here is my selection of artists who possess all the above attributes in abundance! If there are any among you who are "tagged out"...I understand.
Saundra Lane Galloway
2..Fongwei Liu
3..Helen Percy Lystra
4..Kathy Jurek
6..Diane Whitehead
7.Becky Joy

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Father, Forgive Them

Oil on 5x7 gessoed hardboard.
I have been wanting to do a painting to commemorate Easter for about the last five years-and for some reason or another, the date has always passed with no painting...much to my regret. Well, I'm happy to say that I made it this year with some time to spare.

I started this painting without much pre planning. Each element was added as a separate, last minute,after-thought ...the light halo glow...the crown of thorns...the stream of blood... the cross against the foreboding sky.

Almost as if it painted itself, as they say. Psssst... Between you and me, I believe that sometimes He takes a hand in it. He paints it...I just hold the brush. I call it PUI..."painting under the influence".

Even the photographing and editing went smoother and easier than any I have done since I've been doing this internet thing...around 5 years!

I'm going to shut up, and just say that I'm happy with how it turned out!


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Luke 23:34 NIV
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
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