On this venture of mine I plan to do a number of things. To post paintings which are for sale...to post a daily painting...and show some works in progress( demos). The art will be in Oils with an Acrylic sneaking in now and then.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Acrylic on 5x7 hardboard.
This is my contribution to this week's DPW The Color Of Music Challenge. The challenge was issued by the very accomplished artist,Lesley Spanos.
She said: Your challenge this week is to paint a favorite piece of music. Interpret what you hear with pigment. The only rule is that you must tell us the title of the song you painted.
I chose "Amazing Grace" as my song to paint.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
The words caused me to think of the homeless man...who, in this world, has fallen as low as he can go. But Christ gave his life so that this lowly man may be forgiven of all by Grace.
This painting symbolizes the once blind man seeing the way to Heavenly Glory!
This same great gift is freely available to us all!
NA 1 Peter 5:10 "God always gives you all the grace you need. So you will only have to suffer for a little while. Then God himself will build you up again. He will make you strong and steady. And he has chosen you to share in his eternal glory because you belong to Christ"
I enjoy painting all subjects. To cause a viewer to pause and see the beauty in even a mundane object. But I must admit my special interest is animals of all sorts.
While I did attend the Columbus College of Art And Design for one year, I am largely self taught. My main contemporary influences are Richard Schmid and Scott Burdick.
Hope you enjoy my art, and please feel free to comment, or email me ...I'd love to hear your questions or thoughts!