In this short video I share what is most important to me about an art education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEpcbyWFCpk Upcoming Art Avenues at Nehemiah’s Art:FIRST FRIDAY ART WORKSHOP – Friday, September 2nd – 6 to 8 PM. Spend two hours diving into a drawing or painting and enjoy an Art Studio experience with a few others aspiringContinue reading “What I Want For My Art Students”
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The Story Behind the Name
Nehemiah means “God wipes our tears.” I knew then that this was my story. Life can be challenging, but God is compassionate.
Baptism @ the Van Duzen
This is the story behind the painting of Baptism @ the Van Duzen. As I seek to grow as an artist, I want to not only grow in skill and the ability to make an image more convincing, I want to be more purposeful in selecting subjects that are more personal, vulnerable and courageous. InContinue reading “Baptism @ the Van Duzen”
An Education in the Fine Arts & Problem Solving
A magnificent gift to us from our Great Creator is the functioning of our minds. There are trends in education and what we value in this current era. One thing I think we can all agree on is the absolute need to develop minds that have excellent problem-solving ability, because we certainly have our shareContinue reading “An Education in the Fine Arts & Problem Solving”
Paint Beautiful Shapes. Paint Beautiful Colors.
Two simple phrases were passed down from teacher to student who then became a teacher to other students. These two directives actually take a lot of contemplation and deep thought. Paint Beautiful Shapes. Paint Beautiful Colors. These are good “filters” to access many works of art. Do they please the eye? Is it a feastContinue reading “Paint Beautiful Shapes. Paint Beautiful Colors.”
Axiom #3 Paint What You See
My painting teacher, Jim Faber, used to say: “paint what you see, not what you THINK you see! It’s a call to observation. Instead of assuming that the sky is blue and the leaves are green, take a look. How does the light affect the colors? What are we taking for granted? What have weContinue reading “Axiom #3 Paint What You See”
Axiom #2: Be An Original. Go From Good to Great!
Be An Original! We have heard that one many times, and I just wanted to explore this axiom in this short video. We can make something technically good by making something similar to someone else’s idea. It might even sell well. But if we want to be the best version of ourselves and create theContinue reading “Axiom #2: Be An Original. Go From Good to Great!”
Axiom #1: The End Product Will Never Be Greater Than the Idea Behind the Artwork.
I’m at the point in life where I love to pass on to others things that I have learned along the way. As I teach and as I ponder great thoughts while painting I come back to some principles, some axioms, over and over again. I thought it would be good to get these writtenContinue reading “Axiom #1: The End Product Will Never Be Greater Than the Idea Behind the Artwork.”
Love to Paint!
How wonderful it is that we are made by our Creator to do all different kinds of things! Each person has a gift. I love to paint. Here is a short clip: Love to Paint! – YouTube
Stretching an Art Canvas
Stretching an Art Canvas youtube.com/watch