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Draw near

I’ve been playing with a combination of drawing and painting and I really like it.  This technique combines soft charcoal with titanium white paint.   Essentially, you draw a picture and then paint over it with the paint, binding the charcoal

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for the exercise challenged

In an attempt to be whimsical, I offer today’s painting: The etymology of the word inspiration includes “breathe into” and “spirit breath”.  In the literal translation, God inspired Adam when he breathed life into the clay formed body of man.

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coming back around

Just like in the body, everything is connected in the creative life.  One experience leads to another.  Inspiration or an image in one work feeds the next work. I took a tiny cropped part of the last painting and made

Posted in artistic life, clay, painting

be joyful in hope

Today’s painting: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Romans 12:12.  This verse is a popular one on my jewelry.  I’ve always liked it very much, myself, too.  This face had such a serene expression, I so

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really mixed media paintings

As I expected, my history is creeping into my paintings.  I made some thin polymer leaves from my cache of molds and added them to the surface.  Today’s painting includes ginkgo leaves, which are a symbol of prosperity: Her quotation

Posted in artistic life, clay, painting

Hold Faith

I thought I’d share a couple things from the weekend. First is a picture of my daughter doing her thing as goalkeeper for her soccer team.  They had a tough weekend, and didn’t make it into the semi-final round.  And

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paint is cheaper than silver

I’m taking a bit of a hiatus from jewelry making.  Every now and then, I have to prove to myself that I deserve to call myself an artist.  I like to remind myself that I can rely on my creativity,

Posted in artistic life, painting
June 2023
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