August 30, 2008

In Rembrance of Me

Pastor Jim Ulrikson led the worship service at Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fountain Hills, Arizona. After service was over I asked him to pose for a photograph standing at the altar and pouring the wine. Pr. Jim has been retired for many years and remains a faithful servant of the Lord teaching mid-week classes to the men and women of the church. Even though I have lived in San Antonio for three years, Pr. Jim continues to e-mail me his weekly lessons.

In celebrating Holy Communion each Sunday we are remembering Christ and all that He has done for us in His life, death, and resurrection.

He took the bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."

In the same way, after supper he took the cup saying, " This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."

I Corinthians 11:24

August 28, 2008

The Violet Bowl

African violets are my favorite house plant. I used to have very beautiful violets, but have not found the right spot for them to bloom in this house. I love the beautiful colors.... especially blues and purples.

oil on canvas board

August 27, 2008

Way out West

This is a quick little "sketch" I did one afernoon. Sometimes the quicker I paint, the fresher the painting looks, especially in watercolor. I like this look. It is not overworked.

August 20, 2008

Grandma's Red Blanket

My Grandaughter, Angela, was taking a nap in my recliner. She looked so comfy wrapped in my red blanket. As she was waking up I snapped a picture of her.

August 19, 2008

Burst of Color

I have always been excited by color. These are some of my favorites.
When I was a little girl I called this color "purpender". I guess I could not decide between purple and lavender.

August 2, 2008

Dream On

Dream On is an abstraction of reality incorporating realistic lilies with fantasy shapes tied together with spheres and blocks of color. I designed and cut the stamps. Inteference silver was used as accents throughout the painting. You can see this better if you double click on the image and enlarge it.

In January, 2008, I was awarded second place ribbon for Artist of the Month competition at The Coppini Academy of Fine Arts in San Antonio.

Below is the finished painting matted, framed in brushed silver and hanging above my mantel. I searched for a sphere shaped vase to display the lilies and repeat the design of the painting.

Water Lilies

This watercolor was done on bristol board. Unlike watercolor paper, the paint sits on the surface of bristol board. I like the watery look and the ability to keep painting, moving the paint around, and even removing paint if necessary.