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Arizona Pallet Art

In Art, Mixed media, Painting on September 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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I taped masking tape and then I traced the outline of Arizona and a star in the middle. This left an indention on the tape.

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I used an xacto knife to cut along the indention. Then I “stained” the rest of the wood with a paint and water mixture.

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I pulled up the masking tape I painted the design of the Arizona flag on the unstained wood, leaving only the star unstained.

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I traced the lettering on the paper leaving indention on the wood.

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I painted the letters using the indention as a guide.

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The finished piece. 36.5″ x 26″

AZ Pallet Art

Draws for a Cause

In Art, Painting on March 8, 2013 at 11:06 am

Habitat for Humanity – Kansas City has an annual event “Draws for a Cause.” It is a dinner with a live and silent auction. My wife saw that they were asking for donations for the auction and suggested that I donate a painting. I was reluctant at first but I am glad I followed my wife’s advice. It was a fun painting to do. Here it is, I call it “sunrise.”

Sunrise

St. Paul’s Lee’s Summit

In Art, Painting on July 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

Acrylic on canvas.

Joy

In Art, Mixed media, Painting, Uncategorized on January 23, 2012 at 8:23 am
As part of our Advent celebration at my church our pastors asked myself and 3 other artists to do a painting for a week of advent. My week was the third week which is focused on Joy. I first covered my canvas with pages from the New Testament. To tell the truth I did feel very strange cutting the pages out of the bible I used. It was a [New Testament & Psalms] paperback that I was handed at some point in college. It was sitting in a box in my basement so I feel that I, in the words of my pastor, “redeemed it.” It was not doing any good in a box.  So the pages are all of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John along with most of the book of Acts. Then I painted the source of the Joy of Advent. The infant Jesus, God incarnate, the Glory of Heaven on Earth with us. I used #behold because I was reminded that one of the greatest pictures of Joy is when the Angel says to the shepherds, “behold, I bring you good news of great JOY…” You should check out how people on twitter are using the hashtag #behold. I really enjoyed painting this, I love that my church values visual arts. I have some things to say about the church and art, but I will save that for later. What makes this even cooler for me is that this painting now hangs in the sanctuary at New Beginnings.

36" x 48" mixed media on canvas

Stripes

In Art, Painting on January 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

This is the other side of the painting that covered the window in our door. See the previous post about that.

13"x13" Acrylic on cardboard..

Yellow

In Art, Painting on January 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

11x14 Acrylic on canvas

Sports paintings

In Art, Painting on January 19, 2012 at 10:53 am
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16x20 Acrylic on canvas

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14x18 Acrylic on art board

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#nightcity

In Art, Painting on January 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

I did this painting a few years ago to cover a small square window that was in the front door of our duplex. It just felt a little creepy that anyone who came up to the door could just look in to our whole living room. It’s about 13″ x 13″ Acrylic Paint on cardboard.

Shema

In Art, Painting on January 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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Hand painted lettering on pine wood.

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A painting of a blue business time.

In Art, Painting on September 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

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8×8 painting. If you have a smart phone, enjoy the link.

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