Monday, December 5, 2016

Hope #1


2.5"x3.5" Oil on Board
with Palette Knife
ACEO


As a new member of The Arts Council of Williamson County, I'll be attending my first holiday event soon. At the event, members will be exchanging  ACEOs, "Artist Card Originals and Editions." They are 2.5" x 3.5" in size and are hand painted trading cards. For inspiration for my cards this year, I'm running with my abstracts based on Advent themes. Here is my first one of four paintings based on HOPE and the Advent color of blue.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Earth


12"x12" Oil on Deep Edged Canvas
with Palette Knife


As an artist, I’m very aware of the concept of “work in progress.” It’s that messy stage of a painting that lives between inspiration and completion. Often times, many artists are reluctant to share their “WIPs” with others for fear of judgment or rejection of their unfinished work. The audience cannot see the end result. It exists only in the mind’s eye of the artist

This year’s Advent scriptures show us images of a world changing into a new creation of joy, justice and peace. From beating swords into plowshares to lions and fatlings lying together, the images of God’s kingdom abound in these ancient texts of hope. 

Two thousand years after Christ, however, we struggle to find where these dreams have come fully true. But if we look at God’s work of grace though Jesus Christ as a WIP, the discrepancies make more sense. 

During Advent we live out this mystery. We celebrate by remembering the Prophets of old, longing for the Advent of Emmanuel. By doing so, we also wait for Christ’s return. Christ has come. Christ will come again. And somewhere in between, we continue in the WIP of the kingdom.

The painting for this year’s “Joy to the World” Advent theme is called “New Earth.” The inspiration comes from Revelation 21, where we are shown images of a new heaven and a new earth. The painting depicts a future earth, full of joy and peace, in orbit with the Christ star. It is to give us perspective and hope when we are discouraged in our season of working and waiting. We are all a work in progress. We need these images from scripture to glimpse the big picture from God, the master painter, and keep ourselves motivated to work towards the completion of God’s masterpiece of grace.





Friday, November 25, 2016

NEW ONLINE STORE & SALE



Just in time for the Holidays! 
You can now shop and purchase my paintings 
in my new online store!

Go to mikemoyersfineart.com
Or just click the website button at the top of my blog.

Once you're there, 
Click the "shop" link in the top menu. 
From there, you can view the entire inventory 
or shop by categories like abstracts, plein air, religious etc.

There is also direct access with each blog post.
Select the "Click Here to Purchase" link under each blog entry 
and you will be sent directly to that painting's checkout page!


SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER!
All paintings are  20% OFF in my online store 
now through Dec.1, 2016. 

Use coupon code 
holidays2016 
during checkout.










Saturday, November 5, 2016

Poinsettias

6"x6" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
SOLD!



OK. I know Christmas is over for a most people, but there are still a couple of days left—before Epiphany (hence the 12 days of Christmas). Still keeping the Christmas spirit alive, I've chosen my first painting of 2015 to be that boldly red holiday plant—the poinsettia. 

Looking forward to another 30 days of paintings and a new year of adventure.

Happy new year to you all!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Trumpet


7"x5" Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife
Click Here To Purchase


As I mentioned in my last post, all of my kids chose to play brass instruments in school band. Both my oldest and youngest chose to play trumpet. Trumpets are undeniably bold instruments and are as essential as drums for marching band. 

So here is my ode to the trumpet.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Clarinet



4"x12" Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife
SOLD


This is my ode to the clarinet. I grew up playing clarinet in school band. I fell in love with its smooth, mellow, froggy tone. I loved the sleek, classy, black and silver look. The clarinet is such a versatile instrument. It can play whimsically and delicately. Its range is incredible and can even slide from not to note. What's not to love?

All of my kids are brass players. But my heart will always belong to this beautiful woodwind.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Franklin Band: Trumpet


5"x7" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife


My son is a marching trumpet in The Franklin Band. They have recently won the Governor's Cup and state championship for the sixth time and are moving on to Super Regional and Grand National competitions where they have been semi finalists four times. Here is a little portrait to honor the hard working kids of The Franklin Band.