Art and faith

The LORD will guide you continually,
and satisfy your needs in parched places,
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11 (NRSV)

This verse was in the latest Art & Theology post, and it was just what I needed to hear.


Colour wheels

Colour wheels

I’ve been reading a bit about colour theory and had a go at creating my first colour wheels. The wheel on the left is based on my warm primaries, and the one on the right is based on my cool primaries. You can see I completely stuffed up some (most?) of the mixing, especially along the bottom of the right-hand wheel, where two of the colours look nearly black. But it was a worthwhile exercise, one I’ll revisit.


Some decent paints!

New materials!

I’m excited to say, I bought some decent (Schmincke Akademie acrylic) paints today—along with some gesso, new brushes, and other bits and pieces to move my painting forward. Can’t wait to try out the new colours!


Copy of Beth Zimmerman’s Marshall, Pug

Copy of Beth Zimmerman's Marshall, Pug

I copied this drawing from the fantastic book 1000 Dog Portraits and am posting it here with the permission of the artist. The original uses a light colour wash for the background, but I couldn’t mix the right colour with the paints I have, so I imitated it with colour pencil.

Painting Sketching

Tree at the park

This was a tree I saw at the park tonight. I liked the shape.

I did an initial sketch and then tried to recreate it with watercolours when I got home. Need some better materials—and to learn how to paint with watercolours. 🙂