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Coneflowers
Coneflowers

This is a color drawing of some prairie coneflowers (Echinacea sp.) that were blooming in our garden last summer.  Colored pencil, 16″ x 12.”

Terry Hall Arts - Swamp at Chippokes
Swamp at Chippokes

Virginia has a wonderful state park system.  Along the James River in Surrey County is Chippokes Plantation State Park, a plantation site from the olden days of yore.  A fun thing to do here is to take the ferry across the river to colonial Jamestown and Williamsburg. Continue reading “Swamp at Chippokes”

Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit

By the power of the Holy Spirit, God’s people will bear good fruit.  Colored pencil on cold-press watercolor paper, 12″ x 16″. Continue reading “Fruit of the Spirit”

The Pumpkin Wagon
The Pumpkin Wagon

There is a pretty little hobby farm near our home.  The old farmhouse has been restored, and surrounding it is a menagerie of goats, donkeys, miniature horses, and other critters. Continue reading “The Pumpkin Wagon”

Sunflower Fields and Villa

Sunflower Field and Villa
Terry Hall Arts – Sunflower Field and Villa

A while back I went on a tour of Europe with family.  I took lots of photos.  Somewhere between northwest Italy and southern France we saw this field of sunflowers with the building, Italian pines, and Italian cypress in the background. Continue reading “Sunflower Fields and Villa”

Praise (Hearts on Fire series)

Praise
Praise

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)”

Where is Freedom?

Captive
Captive

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?”

Lift Your Hearts

Lift Your Hearts
Lift Your Hearts

This is the first completed work in the “Hearts on Fire” series. God enjoys the praise and worship of those who love him. Continue reading “Lift Your Hearts”

Mawmaw’s Family

Terry Hall Arts - Mawmaw's FamilyThis 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”

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