King Etzel

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This is a depiction of King Etzel from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of his meeting with Kriemhild. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), […]

Kriemhild

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This is a depiction of Kriemhild from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of her meeting with King Etzel. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), […]

Veteran’s Day 2018

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My church asked for a cover for their Veteran’s Day service. In addition to the United States flag I included: Dog tags to represent our military veterans. Poppies to illustrate the hope for an end to all wars. Military service seals for each branch of service (as gold medallions). References to two bible verses from John 15 and Psalm […]

From Dark Ages to Renaissance

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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. Click on image to enlarge. My goal was to illustrate how this movement helped bring the world from the […]

8 Days 9 Flames

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My first idea for doing a Hanukkah image was to try something a little different; something I hadn’t done in many years: paint with bleach onto construction paper. It sounded intriguing to create the flames as the bleach bled into the soft paper. Then I wondered what it would look like on black mat board. […]