The setting for this painting is the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia. This was in early May, and the crepe myrtles were just starting to leaf out. It rained and misted all day, but we still enjoyed the gardens.
This is the newest piece in my “Hearts on Fire” series. This drawing depicts our prayers rising to God as a pleasing fragrance to Him.
For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.
-Vincent van Gogh
This piece was composed and recorded in one session, sort of on the fly. The time was the early 90’s, so the synths and software are vintage – an Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler sequenced with Bars and Pipes Pro on an Amiga computer. The “drum solo” was a Yamaha FB-01, an early FM synth. The piece was titled after the recording; the tune reminded me of the sun beating down on a hot, dry day.
This is a new painting in the “Hearts on Fire” series. The series depicts the passion in the hearts of God’s people, which is the love of Jesus Christ. The flames over the worshiper’s heads represent this passion pouring out and are also a reference to the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Continue reading “Praise (Hearts on Fire series)”
As often happens, the painting “Captive” started out as something else in my mind and became what it is on its own. Over the years, I have enjoyed making loose, gestural line drawings. Fancy doodles, basically. I’ve decided that a few of these might be worthy of development into paintings, and so I am attempting to do just that. Continue reading “Where is Freedom?”
The story behind this colored pencil drawing is noteworthy, as it demonstrates the power of the Holy Spirit working in a small way within an individual on a personal level. I am compelled to share it, as it may be encouraging to others. Continue reading “The Vinedresser’s Table”
This painting was a Christmas gift to my grandmother. Mawmaw was very proud of her family and poured a lot of love into each of us. In her later years she took up painting, mostly acrylic landscapes, and she loved folk art. I thought she would enjoy a picture like this, and she did. Continue reading “Mawmaw’s Family”
This was a collaboration with Tom Baldwin. Tom wrote the tune and performed the guitar tracks. I performed and/or sequenced the synthesizer tracks, using an Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler with Bars and Pipes Pro on an Amiga computer. There are some lyrics for this, but since neither of us can sing, it remains an instrumental. Caribbean Sunset was included on a compilation CD from various artists called The Mix.
Earlier this week I was feeling a little down and overwhelmed. Too many things on the to-do list, not enough time or money, that sort of thing. I usually go the gym during my lunch break and get in a short workout. My shoulders and arms were telling me that they didn’t want to swim or lift heavy things that day, so I decided to go to the greenway for a little stroll. Some fresh air and time with the trees seemed like a good idea. Continue reading “He Restores”