Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

Trinity

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Several years ago my daughter brought back from one of her many world travels, a small crucifixion sculpture. It’s very nice. You can take the suffering Jesus off the cross. I like that because it reminds us that the crucifixion was not the end. I hadn’t really noticed until I really looked at it that it had a dove on it. Oh, I get it! It’s the Trinity. I was inspired to do a drawing.

Digital illustration

Blessed are those who pay attention

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Good Friday

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

I did this sketch for last Friday’s Good Friday service.

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Digital illustration

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!

Two Rules

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Everything else just falls into place.

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

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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″

Mary!

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″

Luther Rose

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

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

Advent Journey

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

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

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

Christmas Parents

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Here are a couple of Christmas drawings from the past, each celebrating the joy of becoming a new parent.

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Joseph and Baby Jesus: December, 2014

Mary and Baby Jesus: December, 2012