October 31, 2010

October 30, 2010

light rain

i cant remember if i've posted this one or not.  i painted it last year for ian.

8x10 acrylic

October 26, 2010

found you

pencil, ink and watercolor on book cover

redheads are starting to influence my art!  
(janelle and ian know what's up)

(the scanner sometimes doesn't do so well with delicate lines and tones in pictures, so it's just an idea of what it looks like)


acrylic on panel

October 25, 2010

bday card

birthday card for nancy.
watercolor resist.

October 23, 2010

the lee

you shall hide them in the secret place of your presence... you shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
ps 31:20

October 22, 2010

time flower

"all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.  the grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever."
-1 peter 1:24, 25

October 21, 2010

my ian

cas: "a few days ago at ruby rose i saw this vintage paint-by-number in a frame and it was so rad.  we should do paint-by-numbers and then hang them in our house.  the irony would be awesome since we both can paint."

(cas waits expectantly for response...)

ian: [note positive and cheerful intonation in the tone of voice] "that sounds amazing.  i think we should do paint-by-numbers this weekend!"

how could you not love that.

so this weekend, we'll be painting-by-number.

we already went and picked them out.


watercolor on bristol 8 1/2x11

October 20, 2010

johnson trail

"plein air" watercolor exercise from johnson trail (off lower higuera).  the actual colors are a little duller than the picture, but whatever.

i love slo...it's so pretty

October 18, 2010

October 15, 2010


"but concerning brotherly love you have no need that i should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in macedonia.  but we urge you brethren that you increase more and more." 
1 thes. 4:9-10

October 12, 2010

ginger bench

9x12 watercolor on bristol

October 11, 2010

your "art"

"let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."  colossians 3:16

you're not off the hook, either, if you aren't a singer or propagator of some type of discernible art.  to make an inference from the verse, God gave us gifts and creativity to influence in a way that only creativity can: deeper and better than just being told something.  

God gave you what you're good at because people respond to it.

some people are good with numbers, or people, or living practically or language or music.
if you find yourself free in any area, it is your creativity, and it has a purpose: to influence and to remember your God.

no one was ever bummed out because someone else was creative.  if you understate your influence and your gifts, you cheat the people around you and neglect part of your humanity that blesses God with praise...praise for simply being His and alive.

you're "art" isnt about you.  it is quite the opposite, actually.  you have a responsibility to divulge it.

October 8, 2010


10x12 acrylic on panel.

this style of painting is so fun.  it's not original and doesnt take a genius to do it, but it's very free and very painterly.

i heart brushstrokes.

October 7, 2010

hurry up and orchard

10"x12" acrylic on panel.

rain is good for art :)

October 5, 2010

the San Louie and the gaggle of geese

look for my painting in the upcoming issue of the San Louie magazine in november!

October 4, 2010

notes to myself: cure

"walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh...if we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit.  let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another."
galatians 5:16, 25, 26

October 1, 2010

care full

watercolor and pen.