Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Good Shepherd

20 x 16
The Good Shepherd
Acrylic on Canvas

I started this painting while I was on Carole's painting retreat and finished it once I got home. I had been saving the photo and we had a free paint night so I started it. This painting reminded me of the verse in John 10:11 that says " I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." Even if that only sheep had been you or me, Christ would have died just for us. That is so humbling. I hope you like it. If you are interested in this painting please e-mail me. Thanks!

Friday, April 24, 2009

C & C Creativa Painting Journey

Carole's Studio
16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas

Pink Gerber Daisy
6 x 12 Acrylic on Artist Board

I had a marvelous time last weekend at the C&C Creativa Painting Journey with Carole Foret and Claire Kayser! This was such an inspirational time as well as a great time of fellowship, relaxation and excellent food! We painted outdoors all day on Friday and the weather was absolutely beautiful. The painting of Carole's studio was done from across the street on the courthouse lawn! Since I was with Carole I decided to try her WAVY style and I waved a little but probably not enough. At any rate it was lots of fun. Saturday we had a great day of painting indoors and I completed the painting below of the Gerber daisy along with a couple of others that I have not finished yet. We had a great time doing yoga with Steffan De Graffenreid at Updog Yoga! We also got a surprise visit from one of Carole's friends, Jason Gray, who is a Christian music artist and he played a little bit for us. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone interested in painting, having fun, getting away, etc.... I hope to get to do it again sometime in the future.  Great job Carole and Claire!

10 x 10 
Acrylic on Canvas

This painting was done at Carole Foret's Wine and Paint she did at The Ledges last night. There were 25 people there and it was lots of fun!  I hope you like all the paintings and I hope to post more very soon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

He Is Risen!

"Behold the Lamb"
8 x 10 oil on canvas

I have been wanting to do a lamb portrait for quite some time and this week just seemed the appropriate time with it being Holy Week. I love the innocence of the portrayal of a lamb as the figure of Christ that was sacrificed for all of our sins, when He indeed had none. It says in Isaiah 53:7 "He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth." According to the Word,  Jesus Christ was indeed the Lamb of God in terms of his obedience and silent submission and he continues to be so in his glorified status. Praise the Lord the Almighty for providing for us who did not deserve anything, a way to know Him!

6x6 Acrylic on canvas

Clearly this has nothing to do with Easter, I just forgot to post it earlier. Both of the above paintings are for sale. Please e-mail me if you are interested. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Pink & Green
14" x 11"
 oil on canvas

With the arrival of spring I have been in the mood to paint flowers, so yesterday on my way home from work I stopped off at Fresh Market and picked up these hot pink roses. The Granny Smith apples in the fridge looked so great with them that I knew right away this would be my composition. Now I want to paint even more flowers! I hope you like it! Please contact me if you are interested in this painting.