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Art and faith Quotes

The freedom of the Christian artist

Religious subjects are no guarantee that a work of art is Christian. On the other hand, the art of an artist who never paints the head of Christ, never once paints an open tomb, may be magnificent Christian art….


Some Christian artists will never use religious themes. This is a freedom the artist has in Christ under the leadership of the Holy Spirit

—Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible
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Painting

A dark mess

Tea pot painting

This was a toned-ground exercise from my acrylics starter kit. It was a bit of a disaster—mainly because I ran out of white and mixed most of the colours way too dark, but also because I got discouraged, started experimenting, and made a bit of mess of it. Again, I learnt a lot, though, and I did enjoy creating the toned-ground effect.

I also did a reasonable quick sketch from the photo before I attempted the painting:

Tea pot sketch
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Painting

My first canvas painting!

This is my attempt at the value (tone) exercise in the acrylics starter kit I bought. There’s lots wrong with it, not least of which is the capsicum that looks like the French flag, but I’m stoked I finished it. And I learnt a lot doing it!

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Sketching

Pencil case with a little bit of colour

This was my attempt to capture the rainbow effect in my daughter’s glittery pencil case. I used her coloured pencils too. 🙂

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Sketching

Initial sketches

From what I’ve read recently, drawing is foundational to good painting, so I’ve been focusing on that to begin with. Here are some of my better sketches from the last few weeks.