February 18, 2018

Lent

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 9:47 am

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December 17, 2017

Sleepers Awake!

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 9:45 am

This started out as an illustration for a concert. Our church choir performed Bach’s Cantata 140 and a few other selections at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts. I decided to make it my annual Christmas card (even though it’s really about Advent). The inspiration comes from Matthew 25.

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I hope everyone has a merry Christmas and God blesses you throughout 2018!

November 26, 2017

Two Rules

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 10:48 am

Everything else just falls into place.

(No, this is not a “joke” cartoon, just a concept I wanted to illustrate.)

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October 1, 2017

From Dark Ages to Renaissance

Filed under: History,PAINTINGS,Religious — Colby @ 7:46 am

With 2017 being the 500th year of the still-ongoing Reformation of the Christian church I thought it appropriate to do a painting of Martin Luther, the guy given most of the credit for starting it all.

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My goal was to illustrate how this movement helped bring the world from the stark, black and white of the Dark Ages into the color of the Renaissance. But there is also the hint of flames and smoke because with every great advance the world is also set afire.

Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 36″

September 17, 2017

West Texas

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 8:29 pm

Forty days. Forty nights. Still no sign of rain.

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April 16, 2017

Mary!

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Religious — Colby @ 12:07 pm

This painting is based on John 20:11-16, especially verse 16. It is dedicated to a high school classmate and good friend, Mike Minick, who died in 2014. He had given the canvas to me and after his death I decided to do a painting with a religious theme. I was inspired by that instant in time after Jesus says Mary Magdalene’s name but before she realizes it is Him. I feel that she represents us all because we have heard Jesus’ name but we don’t yet fully realize what that means.

I was also inspired by a sculpture by artist Bruce Wolfe of the same encounter between Mary and Jesus. I used his Mary as my ‘model.’ I originally had Jesus in the painting but I removed Him because I wanted the focus to be on Mary.

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It was unveiled December 11, 2016 during a concert at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts and dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, Pastor Rich Pounds officiating, at Central Lutheran Church in Dallas, where it now hangs in the narthex.

Acrylic on canvas, 62″ x 62″

April 9, 2017

Luther Rose

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 4:40 pm

Our choir gave a Lenten concert at the Dallas Museum of Biblical Arts. The theme was “Following Jesus to the Cross.” The music also acknowledged Martin Luther and the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Christian Reformation. For the brochure I placed the Luther Rose on a wooden cross.

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Digital illustration

December 25, 2016

Happy Hanukkah!

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Religious — Colby @ 10:39 pm

I offer a sincere Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends.

hanukkah

Acrylic on matboard, 9″ X 11″

December 18, 2016

Advent Journey

Filed under: DRAWINGS,Religious — Colby @ 11:45 pm

I rarely repeat any art that I do. This is an exception. Last year about this time I did an Advent illustration for my church. Just to be different I did it in a mosaic/stained glass technique. I immediately decided I would do a different, more realistic version. I used it for my 2016 Christmas Card.

Click this link to see the earlier version. Las Posadas

advent

Pen and Ink, Color Pencil on paper, 10″ x 10″

October 23, 2016

Trunk or Treat

Filed under: CARTOONS,Religious — Colby @ 3:27 pm

Another request from the church. This is for the Halloween “Trunk or Treat” event. Cars line up in the church parking lot and distribute candy to all the little monsters who happen by.

trunk-or-treat