Thursday, September 30, 2010

Urban Painting Series



"Grace"
acrylic on canvas
20"x 24"


This painting is hanging in my breakfast nook and it amazes me everytime I sit to eat or read or facebook. It looks different in every part of the day. The morning light brings out the soft tones and peacfulness. Then, in the afternoon, its vibrant with the splashes of color. At this very moment the sun is down and the florecent twisty bulb produces a very Santa Cruz Boardwalk flavor with the smell of corndogs...oh wait..."Kids! your snack is ready!"

Oh well... I just wanted to share it again just in case I never posted this pic!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Painting Job from the Bible

Closing Challenge - Super Servants - Job from Bridgeway Christian on Vimeo.



This was such a fun thing to be involed with...it was fun painting while there was two cameras on me and I think the video turned out great! I just painted another character from the Bible named Epaphroditus which will be shown at the end of the Services at Bridgeway Christian Church in two weeks!

Friday, July 23, 2010

"The Process"



I was painfully reminded that finding good canvas to paint on these days can be very expensive according to your proximity to Utrecht. I went to Aaron Brothers today and was shocked that they charge $16.00 for a canvas 16"x20". So don't worry friends, I have dedicated the next post to help you step by step build your own canvas and save you big bucks! I have been building my own for years and it helps me stay involved the work all the way through. Besides...why should all the sweat shops in China have all the fun of making these canvas'!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Africa



I have always enjoyed watching people paint. When I was in college I would browse videos in the library and my favorite selection was De Kooning. There is a video of him painting for about 40 min. it's awesome! Here is the video of the painting from the previous post. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lion Head



Acrylic and Oil on canvas 12"x16"

Here is a painting that I did in my studio last night. And I am working on producing the video of the painting. My last video art painting of Christ was recieved well and I was touched and pleased with the variety of stories that I heard and how much it was shared with friends. Thanks guys! But what I was touched by the most was a little 8 year old girl Mackenzie who saw the video and wanted to pause it and she sat down and drew her own picture of Christ. So I did this painting for Mackenzie because she loves animals. And I am pleased to have presented it to her today with the video of the work.

Art belongs to children.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Seascape



Oil on Canvas 13"x34"

This is a small piece that was fun to paint. I feel so good about many things being organized in my life with me and my family. Even though it's not clear as to what will come I am sure that the big picture is coming together nicely. I always default to painting the sea. I am not an obstructionist although I love when things are ambiguous and this painting will help me take my next step. Painting is not about subject matter but more about application of product and connecting; in the end we are nothing more than spirit.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Jesus Painter



3'x4' Acrylic on canvas

Here is a performance painting that I did in my garage studio and if I can figure out how to upload the video you can see me paint this from start to finish. It's a very quick painting but very fun to do. I actually copied it from the real "jesus painter" but that's just me. When I see somthing great I want to paint it! And I love Jesus!

Peace

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

excessive, exaggerated anxiety




Oil on Canvas 3'x4'

I've been drawing and thinking lately(and playing my wifes guitar writing an indie alternative song) so needless to say tonight was a random act of painting! I found great joy in watching my oldest daughter find her way through a painting last week. (which I will post on this blog on a later date) Teaching my kids to draw and paint is importaint to the work that goes into a piece of art. And this painting is one Ive been dreaming of for many years. I worked under Eugene Garin and he was the master at seascapes. One of his works led me here and I will forever be grateful for the little but enlightening time we spent together. I love the feel of oil and will be tweeking this painting for awhile to really learn some things.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Humble

#2
4'x5' acrylic on canvas


#1
3'x5' acrylic on canvas

Pacific Street #2

4'x5' acrylic on canvas

The Crucifiction

4'x5' acrylic on canvas


This is a painting that I'm surprised by every time I am doing it live. I have this fear that people will think that it is too graphic but I always hear the stories of how it touched people. One testimony that I heard this weekend was from a mom who was telling me that her son knew exactly what I was painting from the first strokes. He said, "I know Him!" and turned to his friend and said, "but you don't know Him..not yet." His friend said..."know who?" and the boy replied, "Jesus!". Then he saw me painting the red blood on His arm and face...and the boy said,"that was for me" and turned to his friend and said,"that was for you too!"
Once I painted this painting at a youth event where I was preaching while I painted Christ...that was fun.

The Jesus Painter





Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Urban Painting Series




The "work", up to this point, has been paying more attention to my surroundings. Sitting. Watching. Recording. I have always been aware that there are many levels of life and death. While some of us find ourselves lonely and wondering how we got there and finding no motivation to change anything, others have their opinions on the matter...we ultimately have no response. And it strikes me that I am full of opinions. The journey will be one of awakened awareness and will create perhaps an opportunity for action. Did you ever drive a route for years and then decide one day to just walk the same space? What a difference! The things we see when we just take some time to step out of our bubble and absorb the new rhythm, new beats, new pace...Do it! Go out there and experience this new layer of Life!

Listen to your Heart...Beats