Nehemiah was the cupbearer to a Persian king named Artaxerxes, about 445 BC. Nehemiah held a crucial administrative post in the government.As his story develops, Nehemiah is made aware of a catastrophe in his hometown of Jerusalem. The walls surrounding the city were broken down, and consequently, the people’s morale was in shambles. With permissionContinue reading “Who is Nehemiah?”
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Jesus and the Children, a Mural in Progress
This is (hopefully) the first in a series of videos on the creation of a 17-foot mural for a Gospel Rescue Mission. It is a privilege to be a part of this project.
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”
Stretching an Art Canvas
Stretching an Art Canvas youtube.com/watch
Learning From Nature
“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” – Jimmy Carter This Art Instruction Video called “Learning from Nature” is meant to encourage artists and aspiring artists in their creative development through studying the visual world. Although this is the primary intended audience, there mightContinue reading “Learning From Nature”
Painting Light Into Darkness
Painting Light Into Darkness On the link above is a painting instruction video (12 minutes) that shows a painting in progress while sharing the key to making vibrant paintings. Painting Light into Darkness also gives an encouraging message about life. Enjoy!
Art with a Message
The South School “Stars” were such a welcoming group of staff and students! It was such a positive experience to work with them on this special project! Today they had an assembly and the local news came out to show how it turned out. Mural for an Elementary School. Please see link below.
Mural for an Elementary School
I had the great opportunity to meet with the first graders at South School and ask them what they thought was important for their fellow students to remember. Their answers all revolved around the theme “Be Kind.” Each of the children placed their hand print on the lower section which became a field ofContinue reading “Mural for an Elementary School”
Drawing More Realistically
A new session of drawing is opening September 11th for teens. Students will study, draw and discuss techniques to increase observation, draw proportionately, increase value judgement in shading, and become aware of 3D effects. Drawing is a foundational skill for any kind of art, and drawing can be an art form in it’s own right. Continue reading “Drawing More Realistically”
They filed in the studio on a blustery and rainy afternoon coming from a small town in Redwood Country, Northern California. Some knew each other previously and the chatter among them was upbeat, energizing and fun. They gathered around the “Idea Table” searching for reference material for what they might like to draw. Moving toContinue reading “Teenage Art”