Archive | September, 2009

charlotte

acrylic and oil on canvas
60″ x 48″
sold

Artist, Charlotte Seifert, was my first art instructor at SMU’s continuing ed program at the Meadows School of the Arts. When my daughter Stephanie was in high school and building her port folio to apply to Parson’s School of Design, we took a life drawing class from her. Charlotte and I have since become good friends and she is a great encourager and inspiration to me as an artist. She is represented by Norwood Flynn Gallery here in Dallas and her next show is October 17 – November 7.

I hope to see you next week at the Tseelana Market where my art will be available for purchase benefiting the Wilson Foundation. See my blog for details and click here for pricing.

mary

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acrylic and oil on canvas
48″ x 60″
I named this painting “Mary” after my SMU art instructor, Mary Vernon. The past year I have had the privilege of her teaching and pulling (or shall I say “pushing!”) me out of my comfort zone. The Genesis, Aboriginal and Organic Abstract Series were all created as a result of her valuable instruction. This Friday, August 28, 2009 is the opening of her solo show at Valley House.

“Mary” is part of the Organic Abstract Series which will be presented October 8th and 9th at TRU Salon, 2715 Fairmount, Dallas, TX and available for purchase benefiting the Wilson Foundation. The Wilson Foundation benefits orphans of AIDS victims in South Africa.

new life

“….put on the new self,

which is being renewed in knowledge

in the image of its Creator.”

Col 3:10

I have just finished reading Dr. Greg Boyd’s book, Letters from a Skeptic. In his next to last letter (pg 181), Boyd discusses the process of transformation that begins once the leap of faith is taken. This process is totally radical to all other faiths in that Christ is the one who changes man, not man striving to be like God. The believer understands that he can never be holy enough for an all holy and perfect God; therefore the only way to be reconciled to his creator is through the work of a perfect and holy substitute.

God doesn’t annihilate the old self or re-create a new self. He transforms the believer from the inside out. Something beautiful begins to emerge and grow. This is the love of God permeating the existing self. Our sin is absorbed in the cross and God then declares us righteous.

I don’t often do this but I thought it would be appropriate here to show you the under painting; a rather naive, whimsical painting of a tree. As the painting progresses, the old tree is slowly covered as the new tree, feasting only on God’s love, gradually grows and covers the old tree.

Now I have yet to meet a perfect Christian, self included. Therefore it is this process of continual transformation which is called living the life as a child of God. The final transformation takes place when we pass from this life to the next, shedding the old self completely.

acrylic on board

30″ x 30″

gifted

mystery of the mist

“But there went up a mist from the earth,
and watered the whole face of the ground.”
Genesis 2:6
SOLD

Before sin entered the garden the earth was watered with what the Bible describes as a “mist” and not the rain showers we know today. At the onset of the great flood, water spewed from deep inside our planet and flooded its surface. Some scholars and scientists tell us the Continental Divide and parting of the continents occurred at the onset of this global flood.

acrylic on stretched canvas with 1.5″ gallery edge
48″ x 60″

“Mystery of the Mist” is part of the Genesis Series and will be available for purchase at the Tseelana Market benefiting The Wilson Foundation, October 8 and 9 at the TRU Salon, 2715 Fairmount, Dallas, TX. Hope you can come!

tree of knowledge

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“And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground–trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” Genesis 2:9

acrylic on stretched canvas with 1.5″ gallery edge
48″ x 48″

Today on my 50th birthday I want to thank my parents for loving each other enough to create me and I want to thank Jesus for giving me LIFE. It has been a long time dream of mine to be a full time artist by the time I reached 50. Thank you, God for giving me such a wonderful life!

“Tree of Knowledge” is part of the Genesis Series which will be presented October 8th and 9th at 2715 Fairmount in Dallas, TX and available for purchase benefiting the Wilson Foundation. The Wilson Foundation benefits orphans of AIDS victims in South Africa.