Posts Tagged ‘heaven’

Sleepers Awake!

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

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!


Sunday, April 16th, 2017

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″

A Journey To The Cross

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

I was asked to come up with art for  a religious concert. The event, titled, “A Journey to the Cross with Jesus,” was a chronology of Lent and Holy Week with musical selections in six sections. 1. Ash Wednesday, 2. Following Jesus, 3. Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday), 4. Gethsemane, 5. The Cross, and  6. The Resurrection.

I had to work quickly because I thought I might have to go out of town. I didn’t, but that’s another story. I chose to do simple drawings, concentrating on hands to illustrate the action. I positioned them in the shape of a cross and used typical Easter pastels to color them.


Digital illustration

The Bible Made Easy

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Bible for Dumbies

Flush to Hell

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Flush to Hell

Trinity Sunday – color

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Some people asked to see the color version of the Trinity Sunday image.

Trinity Sunday color

Computer illustration


Friday, December 6th, 2013


Getting Into Heaven

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Apparently, this guy is not a Lutheran.

I Made It To Heaven

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Always be careful what you say…and when…and to whom.


Heavenly Loophole?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Some of us can only hope we’ll get in with a little outside help.

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