Sole Inspiration

In last night’s Colored Pencil Drawing Class the subject was shoes. The students did a great job bringing all kinds of footwear to artistic life. When we think of shoes there is what we call the sole of the shoe.  The word ‘sole’ or ‘soul’ is used in a couple of different ways.  In ministryContinue reading “Sole Inspiration”

Commissioning A Painting or Mural

Art often ties us to a memory. The most requested commissioned paintings are of one’s loved ones. A painting is created with time-tested materials that can last for centuries. A work of art is meant to last for generations. Whether the painting captures a special moment, is a formal portrait, or is in memory ofContinue reading “Commissioning A Painting or Mural”

To Be An Original

Ideas – where do they come from?  How does one consistently come up with good creative ideas for one’s artistic endeavors?  Norman Rockwell had an interesting pattern of coming up with good ideas.  “Getting good ideas is always a problem.  It takes a lot of digging…When I get discouraged I stop – go for aContinue reading “To Be An Original”

Just Fruit?

“When language was not transcendental enough to complete the meaning of a revelation, symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching, and familiar images, chosen from the known, were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth.”  – William H. Hunt For example, pomegranates symbolized such concepts as eternal life and unity of the Christian community.  TheContinue reading “Just Fruit?”