Posts Tagged ‘history’

King Etzel

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

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), it was in Tulln that Etzel saw Kriemhild and proposed to her. The fountain was dedicated to this event in 2005.

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Kriemhild

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

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), it was in Tulln that Etzel saw Kriemhild and proposed to her. The fountain was dedicated to this event in 2005.

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Going in Circles

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

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Veteran’s Day 2018

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

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 18.

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Not Working!

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

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The Tradition Begins

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

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Home Improvement

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

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From Dark Ages to Renaissance

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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″

Expedition

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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8 Days 9 Flames

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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. After I was all set up to paint I discovered I had no bleach!

But I found a very old bleach pen. The liquid came out rather bubbly and just sat there. Not what I had hoped for. While it was drying (it took a long time) I painted the Menorah flames using acrylic on another piece of mat board (Happy Hanukkah!).

Even though I think real bleach on actual construction paper would have been more fun I think this came out nicely unusual.

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Bleach pen on black mat board, 8 ½” X 11 ½”