Friday, April 20, 2018

Snowshoeing to Lake Helene - March, 2018




We took a casual snowshoe below Notchtop Mountain in the park. The day started out beautiful and slowly became more and more windy and overcast. Fun to get into the mountains again, though technically Springtime, it will still be Winter up here for a few more months!




Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sunset Cityscapes - Art Lesson 3rd-5th Grade

In this project we learn about the wet on wet watercolor technique using warm colors to make a sunset.  Then we talk about silhouettes and about using the tips of our brush to color in the fine areas of our buildings and skyscrapers.  Here's the demonstration video:




I think these turned out pretty nice!  It took students about 4ish class sessions to complete.  Here are a few student examples:







Saturday, March 24, 2018

Painting the Lion and the Lamb



This is my latest acrylic painting called "The Lion and the Lamb".  It's a symbolic piece displaying two animal portraits that represent the one man Jesus Christ from the book of Revelation.  The Lion stands for the "Lion of the tribe of Judah" who is the dominant king who has been given all authority on Earth and in Heaven.  The Lamb stands for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to forgive the sins of God's people.  The painting is done in a realistic style around the faces which slowly fades to an abstract and expressive style around the edges.  Overall, the painting took about 10 hours to complete and was fun and inspiring to work on!


Time-lapse videos of the process: