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Personal Shrines

When I was travelling in southern Germany and Poland last summer, I was struck by the number of personal shrines, devotional images, statues, and other items of devotion.  Not just in churches, but in neighborhoods, road intersections, on walls of … Continue reading

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A Creative Process…

I found it fascinating to read how a totally different sort of artist goes through the creative process. I go through so many of the same struggles, especially relating to the 2nd guessing at the end. A work is never really perfect! Continue reading

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Looking at Church Art: Jesus

As I traveled in Germany and Poland, I noticed that the images of Jesus that I saw were different ones from those in the United States.  Every crucifix was different of course, and always present in every church we visited, … Continue reading

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Looking at Church Art: The Mother of God

I was blessed to be able to travel last summer, visiting southern Germany and Poland. It was a wonderful trip.  My husband is not one for museums, but we saw so much beautiful artwork in the churches of both countries. … Continue reading

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Dog Portrait

Just for a change of pace, I recently painted a portrait of a friend’s beloved dog.  It will be a gift. I used to be an illustrator, and loved to draw and paint animals, so this was a return to this … Continue reading

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The Icon of the Trinity

This icon, written by Andrei Rublev in the xxx century, is considered to be the most theologically perfect icon ever made.  It is the highest achievement of Russian art–and a masterpiece by any standards. It is based on the Old … Continue reading

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St.Tabitha: Icon in acrylics 2

One of the most freeing and fun steps for me is applying the underpainting. You can’t really make a mistake here. Start with prayer, and then begin to apply the paint. What you are doing is doing is establishing the dark, … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Look Like?

What did Jesus look like? You know, nobody knows for sure, and it really doesn’t matter.  Christ lives in each of His followers, in everyone who believes in and follows Him,  reflected through them. Artists all over the world have … Continue reading

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What is an icon?

What is it you do again?  You mean those little pictures on the computer?? Often when people hear the word “icon”, they think first of computer graphics.  This is, in fact, an apt analogy.  A computer icon is a 2D … Continue reading

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Modern American Petroglyphs

We went camping on the coast last week.  A walk along the beach was filled with fascinating artifacts–not just fossils and seashells, but also faces . . .   . . . art on the sandstone bluffs!   Some were naturally formed. Some … Continue reading

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