I've had to put aside painting for more than a year. My son Walter was in a terrible car accident in New York in January 2017. I have spent almost every day by his side. To me it was a gift from God to be with him in New York, but now its time to step back a little. Yesterday I painted with my friend Kathy Ammon who also has a child who is very ill with Lyme's disease. how great t is to have friends who you can encourage and can be encouraged by them.
Life is so fragile. You become more aware of this when a loved one is so ill.
Anyway this was my first painting in many months, I like it.
"House Blessing" is one of my favorite paintings. It recently sold to a collector in the Raleigh area. The colors are vibrant yellows and periwinkle blues. Inscribed in pencil is the Priestly Blessing from the book of Numbers 6:22-27.
It's always a good day when an artist sells one of their paintings. This painting is the first of a series of ongoing angel subjects. It was sold to a New York collector.
Sold my painting, "House and Dove" to an art patron out West. It's always a good feeling when I sell my work.
This is a work still in progress. It's a large canvas 36 x 36" . Merry Christmas to my friends who visit this blog, and I wish you all great peace in your hearts and homes throughout this year. May God bless you.
24" x 30"
Acrylic, pencil and cold wax on canvas
One of my favorite and best paintings was sold from The Studio in Apex, North Carolina. The Studio is up an running. It's call is to build community through art. Classes and workshops are posted on the website. thestudioapex.com
If you are in the area come in and visit.
The Studio in Apex, North Carolina is up and running. The site is a place of community where people can create and have fun. There will be classes for all kinds of art related activities. I am one of the resident artists there and I will also be one of the art instructors. Beautiful and powerful art is going to be created in this place. It's a dream come true for me.
Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"
"The Studio" is a place that is being built to strengthen and inspire community by providing a space where people have access to resources and instruction for the exploration of creativity.
Sounds a bit vague, however I will be teaching art at this brand new site. My first class, titled "Celebrate Your Creative Self" will offer six sessions in painting. Each class will challenge us to explore new techniques which will give the artist skills that will last them a lifetime.
I'm excited to be a part of this new resource. Classes will begin in August 2016.
Star Gazing In Colorado
This summer I visited some old friends, Don and Judy Miles in Colorado. I flew into Denver and we all went to Camp Mountain Glory in Larkspur and heard Malcom Smith speak on the subject of "Joy". From there we rode over the Rockies to Montrose near the San Juan Mountain range.
It was the nicest week as I star gazed at the wonderful Colorado night sky and we surveyed the moon through a ready-made telescope.