Sunday, January 6, 2019

Epiphany Sunday

Rough sketch for the wood carving of the Great Doors at Church of the Resurrection.
Church of the Resurrection is in Wheaton, Illinois, I am a member and have contributed many hours of art work for the beauty of the sanctuary and narthex. I'd like to write a few posts about the Great Doors in future days and share the beauty of the final wood carving and some of my sketches that made up part of the five year project that is now completed.

Friday, January 4, 2019

rest and peace


When despair for the world grows in me....

I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

...I come into the presence of still water.

...For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

lines from the poem "The Peace of Wild Things"

by Wendell Berry

Thursday, January 3, 2019

only light

Colour helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain.
-Henri Matisse

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

feast for the eyes

The first virtue of a painting is that it be a feast for the eyes.
- Eugene Delacroix