I love this painting. It has always been a part of my life because my mother had a reproduction of it on the cover of a cookie tin we got for Christmas one year. High Art! And so it has always been a treasure among her things. Vincent van Gogh must have been captured with…
How Can We Encounter Jesus?
Happy Weekend and Thank you for joining me with this meditation. This is a fabulous painting by the little known Polish Artist: Henryk Siemiradsky. This painting is 3.5 x 6 feet and so you can try to imagine the true size of the scene. Siemiradsky is famous for these kind of sunlight scenes from antiquity….
GTA Advent Journey, Day 17: The Angelus
We beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
GTA Advent Journey, Day 16: The Lamb
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
GTA Advent Journey Day 15: Holy Grail
Renew your picture of our God who is love and is seeking each of us. Yes! the “Wise Men” brought precious gifts to the baby Jesus, but their greatest gift to him was their presence….and by their presence we are changed as they bring the world to worship the new born King.
GTA Advent Journey, Day 13: Spiritual Formation
GTA Advent Journey Day 13: Spiritual Formation The Sistine Madonna, by Raphael, 11513-14, Oil on canvas, 270x201cm, Gemaldegalerie , Dresden, Image courtesy Web Gallery of Art. <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistine_Madonna” “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John…
Advent Journey Day Four: Comfort
Advent Journey Day Four-Comfort Today I encourage you to read Isaiah chapter 40. This is perhaps one of the most encouraging and beautiful chapters of the Bible. Did you know that these opening verses actually open Handel’s Messiah? Lovely! Imagine Handel reading these words for the first time and beginning to hear musical ideas forming…….
Fantasy Exercise #1 The Crucifixion
Fantasy Exercise #1 The Crucifixion How would you paint the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? There are so many versions of the scene and I think when we look at the work of another artist, we can get so caught up in trying to figure out what that artist is saying that…
My Retreat Interview
Last month, I had the pleasure of appearing on Tina Korte’s program called: “The Power of One” I hope you can join us for this conversation of connecting with God thru the Arts. In Jesus Name, Florida Retreat, April 3, 2019
In Jesus’ Name: The Good Shepherd
If you have been following this series you know that I am working my way through some of the names of Jesus found in scripture. These meditations are not meant as another version of what we are taught to believe about each name. Instead they are an attempt to unravel the hidden meanings that we…