Sunday, February 28, 2010
Preacher: Randy Roper
Place: Edmond Church of Christ
Date: February 28, 2010
Text: Psalms 119:105 and 2 Timothy 3: 14-16
It was a very good presentation by Randy. He first started by telling of his experience with a children picture bible and suggesting that everyone else probably had the same experience.
The word is the Bible--Paul means this as the scriptures.
How the word of God has changed through the ages, being confirmed to man. Spoken directly, through the prophets, fathers and apostles and the inspired writings of these men.
The word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
How the word of God came about, the scriptures or Bible as we know it.
Randy's usual funny line was that probably most peoples idea was that GIDEON probably put it in their nightstand.
4 points to sun it all up.
Accept the authority of the word.
Receive the word.
Let the word act in life.
Implication of the Living Word.
THE WORD IS GOD AND IS FROM THE BEGINNING
How is it effecting you and me?
Title" "WYETH'S KUERNER HOUSE"
Size: 7 1/2x 9 1/2 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 140lb. DeArches cold press paper
This is one of the places that Andrew Wyeth spent about half of his life painting, probably a little more than half. He was born about a miles walk from here in Chadds Ford Pennsylvania. Andrew became a friend of the Kuerner's when he was a small child and painted the Kuerners and the things around their "RING FARM". That was the name given to the land by Karl Kuerner the first time he saw the place. Karl was a German immigrant. He and his wife and children lived there and as far as I know the family still live and own the house they were there in 1981. That's when I met one of the daughters and a very sick and frail Anna Kuerner. Anna Is the only person I ever wanted to paint or photograph that I have not done YET! When I asked her if I could take a photo of her she said "I had daughter not, I'm Andrews model" and I had to respect that. usually by this time I've gotten off a whole roll of any subject i want to do. Anyway,
This place and a the Olsen house in Cushing Maine is where Wyeth did all his work. Wyeth's biographers all agree that most everything he painted is done from within 5 miles of one of these places.
The top floor room at the top of the picture is Anna's Room. You may see it again. and Anna!!
I do hope you like what I do.
Comments and or remarks are appreciated.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Title"THE COCK GETS READY TO CROW"
Size: 11x17 image on an 18x24 piece o sulphite paper.
Medium: Encaustic ( melted was crayon)
This is also the 6Th picture in my series within a series of Biblical pictures.
If you look you can find representation of men who questioned Peter. Peter being the coward at this time has the smaller yellow head. Of course you can see the rooster. Is the beak open? is he gritting his teeth n disgust? Do roosters have teeth?
I do hope you enjoy my work. I Do have fun with it.
Comments and or remarks are greatly appreciated.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Title: "WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN"
Size: 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 140lb. DeArches cold pressed paper.
Another one of my Carousel Horses. This one was found on a Carousel at the fish market at the pier in Seattle, Washington. I turned the corner and there it sat. The most unlikely place, I thought for a Hugh carousel like this. I figured it would be broken down and only there for decoration but It was fully working. It didn't take but a few minutes for it to fill up with kinds of all ages, all of them having a lot of fun going up and then back down again.
I hope you enjoy what I do. Please comments and remarks are appreciated.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
This is the No. 56 painting in my 365 /2010 series
Title: "CELEBRATING RENOIR'S 169TH BIRTHDAY"
Size: 22x30 inches
Medium: Transparent watercolor on DeArches 140lb. cold press paper
This painting is done using only razor blades and my finger tips. No brushes were used at all.
This painting is done for several reasons but the best one is that I've decided to do one of these celebration paintings for all of my favorite artists, those that have had the biggest influences on me and my art.
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR, was born in Limoges, France, February 25, 1841 and dies in Cagnes, France December 13, 1919.
Renoir is in the top three of my favorite IMPRESSIONIST painters, ranking either one or two.
Renoir like all the impressionist was interested in light and color but probably more than any other of the impressionist was interested in form. He never could get away from show the form of the subjects he sat out to paint. He did remain true to the Impressionist dictates that light and its play on surrounds were what should be studied and not the rendering of nature. He never could get away from painting things. He never abandoned light as a study but he leaned more to what colors he could find in the shadows from cast light on his subjects. He loved to paint those wonderful plein-aire pictures and especially with his friend Monet.
In this painting you will find references to "The Luncheon Of The Boating Party", referenced to "Two Sisters, On The Terrace", and one of Renoir's reclining nudes. You will also see a portrait of Renoir, taken from one of my old art history book. Also hidden in the painting is the date of his birth and the date of his death.
I do hope you enjoy what I do. Comments and remarks are very much appreciated.
Title: "RURAL MAILBOXES"
Size is 7x9 inches
Medium: Watercolor on i40lb. DeArches cold press paper.
These thing are another one of those things that I can't seem to pass up when I'm traveling. The forms and colors of a collection of mailboxes like this make a completed composition right n front of me. I'll stop , walk around them sketch a few, take a few shots with the camera and get acquainted with the site. Lots of stories to make up about who get what out of these things.
These are in north of Edmond somewhere in or around Guthrie, Oklahoma. The names have been obscured to protect the innocent.
I Hope you like what I do. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Title: "COMMAND THESE STONES TO BECOME BREAD"
Size: image size is 11x17 on 18z24 inch paper
Medium: Encaustic, Melted wax crayons
This picture is another in my series within a series, It is one of the 66 pieces I intend to do interpreting a verse, chapter or story from each of the 66 books of the Bible. This one is taken from Matthew 4:3 where the devil is tempting Jesus in the desert. In this piece you can find the red devil, a golden Lord, cactus, mountains, desert stones a very hot sun and a very red hot sky.
I do hope you enjoy what I do. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Title: "OLD ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI DEPOT"
Size: 7x10 inches
Medium: Watercolor on handmade German paper.
You can still see this old train depot on the east bank of the Tombigbee River dam. It is blocked from view on the road Amory by way of the Marina. It is behind a clump of trees as you make the first big curve to your right. Not the first curve to your left, but the 2nd curve, the first to your right. You can see a small gravel road leading to it. There is a chain link fence protecting it somewhat. I've never seen the inside of it but I would love to. Since all the dam construction you can hardly tell the location of where the old Taylor store use to sit but old timers
can tell you. I would love to h ave access to some old UNPUBLISHED photos of that store to refresh my memory of what it was like the first time I saw it. The railroad track in this picture are no longer there.
I hope you enjoy what I do. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This is my sermon illustration for Sunday Feb. 21, 2010
Title: "CAN'T HELP BUT SPEAK"
Preacher: David Duncan, from the Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, Texas
Place: Edmond Church of Christ
Date: February 21, 2010 a.m. service.
Points and Ideas,
Everyone loves to tell stories and talk, but hardly any of us tell the story of Jesus regularly.
There are many ways to deny Christ.
By just speaking you become a little light, lighting a large space in this very dark world.
Title: "CELEBRATING ROBIN GAYLE'S BIRTHDAY"
Size: 16x20 inches
Medium: Acrylics on canvas board
Robin is my oldest daughter, she was born on February 21, 1968.
In this painting you will find her maiden name, the date of birth, the place of birth, her Dr. name, her weight at birth, her elementary schools she attended, her Jr. higj school, her high school, her college, her special interest, her social club, her husbands name, and both her son's names.
I hope you enjoy me reliving some of the times and events of my family members that I post here. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Title: "CUT-ALLEY AT BARRELL AND MERIDIAN STREET, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA"
Size: 9x11 inches
Medium: watercolor on handmade Germany paper
This is the first dwelling or apartment in the row house on the North side of Barrell street in the Lincoln Village of Huntsville, Alabama. I believe the Daniels, lived in this one. A cut-alley is a short alley way connecting two other back alleys behind and in between the main streets.
I lived on the North side of Barrell st. across and down about 5 houses.I was born there and lived there for the first 14 years of my life. It was a wonderful place growing up. Many fond memories of Lincoln Village.
I do hope you enjoy reliving these experiences with me. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Title: "HOMESTEAD'S GOTHIC BARN"
Size: 6x8 inches
Medium: Watercolors on 140lb. DeArches paper
First of all I apologize for the quality of this picture.
This barn in located in Aberdeen, Mississippi. It is behind the house that was named The Homestead. Homestead is located on Commerce St, the main street, in Aberdeen, and this barn is behind the house. I have never seen another barn or shed decorated with the Gothic trim like that on this building. Rumor has it that Jefferson Davis slept at the homestead during the Civil war, just don't if that is true or not. Also the house was said to have been used a a hospital during the war.
The house and barn are both very picturesque. If ever in Aberdeen, Mississippi be sure to look for it.
I do hope you enjoy my work. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Title: "SAINT FRANCSIS OF ASSISI, ABERDEEN, MS."
Size: 9x13 inches
Medium: Watercolor done on 100% handmade rag paper.
This tiny church is the only Catholic church in Aberdeen, Mississippi. It is located on James Street. I sang at a funeral once in the church. That was the only time I was ever in it. It is really quite beautiful inside.
I hope you enjoy my work. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Title: "SILK STOCKING, THE SLOAN HOUSE"
Size: 7x10 inches
Medium: watercolor on handmade German paper
This is my favorite house in Aberdeen, Mississippi. It is located on Franklin Street on what was, at the turn of the century (20Th one) was called SILK STOCKING ROW because of the fancy houses on the street. That's where the title came from.
I call it the Sloan house because Mrs. Sloan owned and lived in the house when I moved to Aberdeen in 1964. Mrs Sloan would not rent me a room at that time although she was renting out room to boarder. She thought I was one of those "freedom riders" coming down from up north to cause trouble. Remember the 60's in Mississippi?
Mrs Sloan became a very dear friend to me and my wife and we would pick her up and take her to and from church on Sundays.
I could have bought this house in 1966 for $16.000 but didn't want to get involved in a family feud.
Nell Howell owns and lives in the house at this time.
Preacher: DON VINZANT
Title: "MAKE YOUR HOPE SURE"
Date: Nov. 30, 2008 a.m. service
Text: Heb. 6:1-12
Four main points.
2. Tasting blessings
3. Sharing the Holy Spirit
4. Tasting the goodness of God
Always striving, go forward and never go backwards, Follow Christ above and beyond.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Also the No. 3 in my Biblical series within a series group.
Title: "ANANIAS AND SAPHIAH"
Size: image size is 11x17 on a piece of 18x24 inch sulphite paper.
Medium: Encaustic, (melted was crayon)
This Biblical story is found in the book of ACTS.
It is the story of Ananias and Saphiah the people who lied and were struck dead by god for that act. They had sold property to give the proceeds to the lord to help others. They told the administrators that they were giving all that they had received from the sale which was a lie.
Sorry, God's watching and he know.
I hope you like my work. Comments and remarks are appreciated.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I had to finish and post this on today No. 46-A
Today at 4:50 pm, My grandson, Owen Pete Anderson made his entrance into this world. The son of John and Jessica Anderson, he arrived weighing in at 6lbs and 13ozs. and was 20 inches long with RED hair like his beautiful mothers hair.
In this tribute to his birth you will find his full name, the state in which he was born, the name of the hospital, his weight, his length. time of arrival, mother and fathers names, his brothers name, two grandmothers names, two grandfathers names. three aunts names, one uncles name, two cousins names and his pets name.
thanks for looking at my work. comments and remarks are appreciated.
Title: THE SLUDER CHURCH OF CHRIST"
Size: 8x10 inches
Medium: Transparent Watercolor on handmade German paper.
This is supposed to be the oldest Church of Christ in the state of Oklahoma. It is supposed to be the first one where the first group,who called themselves members of the Church of
Christ to worship for the first time in the state of Oklahoma.
This building is located in the Southwest part of the state near Duke, Oklahoma. It is just north of Duke at a place still called Reeds Crossing. This was the laundry, where people would go to the creek to do their washing and to leave things to be cleaned for the by the man operating this laundry. When I was doing the artist-in-residence program in the southwest part of the state I tried to find the the site of the oldest school house and the first Church's in that area. One of the old timers between Atus and Olustee told me about this place and when he said that it was meeting place of the first known Church of Christ in Oklahoma. I had to go see. This is what it looked like in 1988. Several other older people in the area told me the same story. No one really knew where the name Sluder came from.
I do hope you like what I do. Comments and remarks are welcomed.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Title: "HOLIDAY HAVEN'
Size: 9 1/2x14 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 100% handmade rag paper.
This Beautiful antebellum home is located at the corner of High and Meridian Street in Aberdeen, Mississippi. It sat upon a slight hill, and once had an unobstructed view all the way to the Tombigbee River about a half mile to the east. Now houses, roads and business fill that space and you can only see across the street. When I worked for the Aberdeen Examiner in the late 1969-1970 i did a feature article about the house. Carolyn Evans one of two sisters living in the house and members of the original family that built the house, gave me a great tour of the structure. One of the most interesting things about the house is that is is the only antebellum house in Aberdeen that has the double columns running the entire height of the structure. Two of the most interesting things inside the house was that all the door post in the house were tapered. On all the interior doors the taper went from 8-10 inches at the bottom to about 6 to 8 inches at the top where the post were put on them. This was hardly noticeable until pointed out. The other thing was that there were brass cornices over all the window in the front rooms of the house.These were from 18-24 inches in heigth and covered at least 6 inches over each end of the window. No telling how much they weighed. they were very ornately carved. Carolyn Evans gave me a tour of the whole house including the attic. The attic was full of Civil war and pre war relics and antiques. These included uniforms, guns, swords and flags. I wasn't into those kind of things then. Sure wish I had some of those thing now.
I sure hope you enjoy what I do. Please remarks and comments are appreciated.
Title: "ATHENS JAIL, ATHENS MISSISSIPPI"
Size 6x8 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 140lb. DeArches cold press paper
This was the first jail built in Northeast Mississippi. It is located in the Athens Community in Monroe county, Mississippi. It is between Amory and Hatley Mississippi. This was the way it looked the first time I saw in int 1964. I watched it go further into disrepair and an attempt at a restoration. over the next 40 years. I have painted this structure from all angles in all type of weather conditions. You may see some more of this building during 2010. On interesting thing about this building is that the bottom walls, (basement) were 3 feet thick concrete.
Title: "DUTIES OF THE PRIEST-LEVITICUS"
Size: Image size is 11x17 on an 18x24 inch 90lb. sulphite paper.
Medium: Encaustic, (melted wax crayon)
This is the No. 43 painting in my 365/2010 series.
This is one of the art pieces that is part of my series within a series about the Bible. This paintings tells of the duties of the priesthood of those chosen to lead the people of Israel during the patriocal age of the old Testament. Note the altar, the priest, the fire, the animal and the curtain separating the holy place from the MOST holy place.
I do hope you enjoy what I do and remarks and comments are appreciated.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Medium: Acrylics on canvas board
This is the No. 42 painting in my 365/2010series.
Bobby is my oldest brother, and I love him very much. He is a very good and generous person.
Bob has been working in the health profession for several years and loves helping people.
In This painting you will find: Bob's full name, His birth date, which is today Feb. 11, 1946, Bob's age, Bob's wife's name, Bob and Gwen's anniversary date. Gwen's birth date,The name of their only daughter, Rachael's name and birth date, Bob's three grand children's names, Mercedes, Bailey and Carter and their birth dates. You will find a stylized caduceus, representing the health profession, an apple representing the Timothy Hill Home in which Bob and Gwen have been in- volved in for a number of years and the word Agape., representing that organization, also in which Bob and Gwen were very active. You will also find the state in which Bob was born.
It is painted in different shades of purple, Bob's favorite color.
I do hope you enjoy what I do. Remarks and comments are welcomed and appreciate
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Title: "PA FLATT"
Size: 4x7 inches.
Media: Transparent watercolor on 140lb. DeArches paper
Pa Flatt, was my Grandfather. Born May 11, 1905, E.C. Flatt, was raised in East Tennessee, around Cooksville.
E. C. ( The C was not an initial for his middle name, his middle name was C.) lived most of his life in Lincoln Village in Huntsville, Alabama and worked at the mill. He and Ma raised me. I lived with them at 122nd Barrell Ave. N.E. till I was 14 years old. Pa was an avid fisherman. He did not learn to drive a car till very late in life.
He outlived 3 wives.
I do hope you enjoy what I do. Remark and Comments are appreciated.
Title: "WHITE CROSS MISSION"
Size: 6x8 inches
Media: Watercolor on 140lb. DeArches paper.
I call this mission the white cross mission because it had the thickest white cross I saw on any of the missions. There are 12 missions listed on all the tourist brochures that you should see. BUT try the back roads. Every little community or village has a mission some of them more spectacular than those listed. Nina and I found over 30 mission on our trip to New Mexico.
I hope you enjoy what I do. Comments are appreciated.
Preacher: Kent Risley
Location" Edmond Church of Christ.
Date: Feb. 8, 2010
Text: 1 Thes. 1:4-10
We were left models by the early Christians.
1. We need to model their Turning. Turn from idols, etc. We do have many idols today.
2. We need to model their serving. Reach out to others.
3. We need to model their waiting. Wait for the rescuing of us by Jesus.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Title: "THE TURNAGE HOUSE"
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Title: WHITE CASTLE'
SIZE: 9X11, Watercolor on handmade German paper
Home of the 5 cent hamburger. This White Castle use to be located on the corner of Calumet Avenue and State Street in Hammond, Indiana. Lunch for me and a lot of my friends consisted of a dozen hamburger and a coke for 75 cents. The hamburgers tasted a little like Krystal's hamburgers but I remember them being much better.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Title: "CELEBRATING MASON'S BIRTHDAY"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas board.
This painting is another of my birthday celebration paintings.
Mason is my grandson. Mason will be 9 years old tomorrow. Feb. 6
In this painting you will find Mason's full name. the birthday date. and how old hie is. You will also find the state in which he was born. Also you will find the words football, la cross, basketball, spotty his gecko's name. The word Art,(he is a very good, published and selling artist)
Rockets representing his school Oakdale.
By the way, Blue is his favorite color.
I hope you like what I do. Comments are appreciated.
Size: Image size is 11x17 on a piece of 90lb. sulphite all purpose paper
Medium: Encaustic, (melted wax crayon)
This is the 2nd. in my series within a series of Biblical paintings. I an going to do the 66 books of the Bible in my 365 series.
This is from Exodus. It shows Moses bringing down the stone tablets with the 10 commandments on them.
I hope you like and enjoy what I am doing. Comments are appreciated.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Title: "SAN XAVIER"
Size: 7 1/2x10 1/2
Watercolor on handmade German paper
This scene is of San Xavier Mission just south of Tuscon Az. I spent 2 weeks in Scottsdale back in 1984 traveling everyday from Scottsdale in a different direction, painting, sketching and filling books with with marvelous thing to paint. The last weekend I was there I went to Mexico, just to say that I had left the country and I had never been to Mexico before. Traveling south just after i went through Tuscon I kept seeing this white thing on the horizon as I got near to it I could tell it was San Xavier. I go so excited, I had forgotten hat it was even in Az. Of course i had to stop. I got there just as people were gathering for church. I did attend the services and got to see inside this fantastic structure. When I can outside after the service the parking lot was full with a flea market. It had set up while church was going on and not a sound was heard inside. Was great.
It was a highlight of the entire trip.
I do hope you enjoy my post each day. Comments are appreciated.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Title: GENESIS 1-2
SIZE: Image size is 11x17 on a piece of 18x24 inch 90 lb. sulphite paper.
Medium" En caustic (Melted wax crayons)
This is the first of a series within a series, I am going to include in my 365 pieces 66 pieces like this with the books of the Bible as my inspiration. I did a few of this type work back 16-17 years ago and have intented to do this for a long time. So the time is now.
This first one is from the book of Genesis and the creation story. In the picture you will find all the things created during the 6 days good worked. Fish, fowl, man, firmaments, land, light, everything that was made, was made.
I hope you like this series. Comments are appreciated.
Monday, February 1, 2010
This is the No. 33 painting in my 365/2010 series.
Title: "HONORING CARLENE'S BIRTHDAY"
16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas board.
I'm posting this early just for my sister Carlene.
Tomorrow Feb. 2, is my sisters birthday. I won't tell you how old she is but it is hidden in the painting.
Also in the painting you will find her full name, maiden name, all three of her children's names and birthday dates. her son-in-laws names. her granddaughter's name and birth date.
The state in which she was born, and a symbol of what she does for a living.
Blue is her favorite color.
I hope you like these paintings, I love doing them and you will probably see ab out 4 more of them this month.
Title: "REGATTA AT LAKE HEFNER"
Size: 6x8 inches, watercolor on 140 lb. DeArches paper.
This scene is on the southeast side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. It is an annual even for sailing fans. It is really a colorful event and I do like to paint boats of any kind.
Hope you like my work, comments are appreciated.