Thursday, March 22, 2012

2012 PCPC Arts Festival, The Passion and The Promise

I am pleased to announce that my piece, "Light of Suffering" has been accepted to this show.  The awards ceremony and kickoff will be this Saturday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker is David J. Goa, director, Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, University of Alberta.  Show and ceremony will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 7519.

There are over 90 pieces of art in the show that are on the three themes: His Triumphal Entry, His Glorious Cross, His Victorious Resurrection.  This show always blows me away with the thought and work that goes into the pieces from various artists.  You will not be disappointed.  What better way to celebrate Easter but with the visual reminders of His wonderful grace and love?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"The Lone Oak" Oil Painting

10x10, Oil on Canvas

I revisited this little piece after getting some sound advice about it.  I like it better now and think the tree stands out in the storm as a nice contrast from all the blues and greens.

I had initially painted it during a time when I just felt everything was coming all at once.  The storm was pushing me down to the earth.

Today I received some news that a sweet friend who I grew up with in the Philippines died from a heart attack.  She was so young and such a sweet, tender person.  Her name was Princess and she truly acted with grace and kindness to everyone that knew her.  Not many people you can say that about.  I wept for that sweet loss today.

I'd like to think that this beautiful tree (in the fall of it's life cycle) is Princess.  The weight of the world was heavy on her as she did a great deal of work and ministry in Pasig.  She even shared a few times that she was tired.  I thought about how the world presses down and for some of us we start complaining or taking it out on someone else or even breaking in places.  Princess just kept pressing on.  She finished her race.  She let Jesus come right out of her the harder life got.  I can't ever remember a time she didn't smile or hug or tell me she loved me.  What an example.  Now she is a Princess in the arms of her King.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Peaceful White" Oil Painting

6x6, Oil on Canvas

I like the feel of the white against the trees and water.  I love a little peaceful place where all the colors run together and the air feels so clean.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Snow Mist" Diptych, Oil Paintings

4x12, Oil on Canvas

Getting ready for Artscape at the Aboretum next week and I like to have some little paintings to fill in the gaps.  I finished this one last week but have been so busy I haven't had a chance to share it yet.

I like how it goes from dark to light.  I will hopefully get to a large piece (30x30) this summer of the same coloring.  I thought it would be fun to do in a diptych.