Saturday, April 29, 2017

Horsing Around: Spring Graze

Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Another plein air study from the farm 
while my daughter practices her rising lessons.

Make plans to come and see my latest work
at the Franklin Art Scene, 
at Shuffs Music  on Friday, May 5
6 to 9 pm.

Friday, April 28, 2017


Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife
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Here’s a little flute to celebrate 
my upcoming show at 
the Franklin Art Scene, 
at Shuffs Music  
on Friday, May 5.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

40 Days: Day 40: Come to the Table

Oil on Canvas

This is my final posting for this year's "40 Days" journey. It is a commissioned painting I have been working on for First Presbyterian Church, Franklin, TN. It was installed today—just in time for an Easter debut. 

“Welcome one another just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
Romans 15:7

This painting is a vision of God’s grace and serves as a reminder of how we are to be to each other. The painting depicts a peaceable, abundant table which has been prepared for all ages, genders, races and abilities. Among the variety of food on the table, there are also sacramental symbols of bread, wine and water. The figures are vague and rough around the edges because we come together as we are, with all of our imperfections. Near the bottom, there is an empty place setting which is an open sign of grace for all people present, separated  departed and yet to come.

Friday, April 14, 2017

40 Days: Day 39: Shadow

Acrylic on Paper

Abstract expression inspired by tonight's Good Friday service of Tenebrae.

A Service of Tenebrae, or "Shadows," is based on a twelfth–century late night/early morning service and is an extended meditation on the passion of Christ.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

40 Days: Day 38: Mandatum

Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife
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"A new commandment I give unto you: 
That you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another."

Today we celebrate Maundy Thursday. The name "Maundy" comes from the latin "Mandatum" which means "Mandate." On this day, we remember Jesus' last supper with His disciples. On that night, he washed their feet and commanded them to do the same. He also took the bread and the cup form the passover meal and declared them as symbols of his body and blood—given for all of mankind. He also instructed them to remember Him in the breaking of bread and drinking of the cup. 

This abstract mashes all of those themes together as an outpouring act of love. 
It portrays the tone of the evening, the call to remember, and the command to love.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

40 Days: Day 37: The Basin & The Towel

8"x10" Oil on Panel

Here is an older painting for Holy Week is now available for Digital Download.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

40 Days: Day 36: On the Lake

Oil on Canvas

Daily painting is not all about one painting a day. 
Here's one of the many other projects I've been working on.
Commissioned by a fellow lake loving family.

May this lake's serenity bring you some peace today.