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Jackson Pollock Echo Number 25, 1951 Enamel on canvas This is a big painting. The swirl and flow of the paint around the canvas is mesmerizing. The Art & Faith Life Group had the wonderful opportunity to tour the exhibit with Mike Hill (Sr. Preparator, Special Exhibitions) at the Dallas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Light Dusting
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This is “Modern Madonna” by John Bradley Storrs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville Arkansas. Storrs was American and studied in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. He also studied in Paris with Auguste Rodin in 1911 according to Wiki. This is a small, very early cubist work from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Light Dusting
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Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested By Steve Vanderwolk, Way of the Cross #2, Oil on Paper, 24"x 18" Steve and I are really connected by our love for art history and the great artists who have come before us. Steve saw the figure of Jesus and Jesus' hand... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2015 at Light Dusting
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Terri and Little Red Riding Hood at the Irving Arts Center My amazing wife Terri and I were on our way a couple of months ago to spend our anniversary weekend in Granbury, Texas. As we were leaving, she said that first, she wanted to take me to a museum... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Light Dusting
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James as St. Sebastian This work is an oil on canvas, 50" x 24". St. Sebastian was a ca. 3rd Century officer of the Imperial Roman army, and captain of the guard. During Diocletian's persecution of the Christians, Sebastian visited them in prison, bringing supplies and comfort. Charged as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Light Dusting
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"David Ross" - quick sketch My friend David Ross (President of Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics) looked very intense and thoughtful as he usually does as we were listening in Life Group. I tried to capture that intensity in this quick sketch from life. He appears elongated, but that is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Light Dusting
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Sara working on her glass-on-glass project. Saturday night at Art & Faith Life Group was an amazing night for stories. Nico related the powerful story of Jesus meeting with some of his disciples after his resurrection on the road to Emmaus, which led to some very insightful discussion. Carolyn also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Light Dusting
It's a lot easier than it seems at first. (Once you get your stuff gathered, of course). You need a window (or frame with glass), weldbond glue, safety glasses, glass nippers, glass scorer, and of course some fun glass to use. Ebay has some good deals occasionally. I searched on "stained glass lot" and found quite a bit to wade through.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on Stained Glass Work at Light Dusting
Thank you, very cool. Is it something specific that you like?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on The Return at Light Dusting
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Bethany & Denise Our Art & Faith Life Group had stained glass night #3. We're making very good progress with our glass-on-glass projects. As with everything, the more you try something the better you get at it. cutting simple lines and getting the shapes we want is getting easier. Last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Light Dusting
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The Return oil on canvas, 36" x 48" This is my interpretation of the return of the prodigal son to his father. The colors, especially the blue, describe the grief and sadness draining away from the faces of both the father and the son and the more obvious colors of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Light Dusting
I agree Denise! You can never have too many people around you who are excited about doing creative work and willing to help you learn in the process.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2015 on Stained Glass Work at Light Dusting
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This was our 2nd stained glass night. We had a fantastic dinner as usual. Nico Doelman told the story of The Woman at the Well. Some of the discussion centered around the idea of Jesus using the opportunity of sitting at a well, to talk about Living Water. We shared... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Light Dusting
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Rick Beerhorst and I connected a few years back when he graciously agreed to skype into our Art & Faith Life Group meeting in DeSoto TX and teach us some Etsy insights. I finally got a chance to visit Grand Rapids last week and called Rick up for coffee. He... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Light Dusting
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I recently met Oliver at Starbucks and immediately thought he would make a fantastic Simon of Cyrene. Oliver and my son Jon are friends from Starbucks where Jon is a barista. I asked Oliver to pose for me as Simon who helped Jesus carry his cross and he agreed. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Light Dusting
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