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Art and faith

The Kingdom Art Life

Conversations about art and faith can often (understandably) be quite metaphorical and abstract, and sometimes this frustrates me. So, I really appreciate Marlita Hill’s podcast, The Kingdom Art Life, which gives a solid biblical and theological grounding to the discussion, and is highly practical.

Marlita is a great communicator—quiet, clear, insightful, and funny—and, as a professional dancer and mature Christian, she’s lived this stuff out; it’s not theory. Her perspective and message (which is about harmonising faith, art, and a “secular” art career) are quite unique, I think.

Highly recommended.

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Painting

My current tastes in paintings

I’m enjoying a tonne of different styles and subject matter at the moment, but I’ve noticed there are a few (general) things I consistently gravitate to:

  • Abstracted landscapes
  • Landscapes with dark, dramatic skies
  • Still lifes of flowers
  • A painterly style
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Painting

Savvy Painter: Paint colours, techniques, best practices… with Gamblin

Another fantastically informative Q&A with Gamblin. I was excited to hear about their 1980, student-grade range of paints. Might speed my entry into oils.

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Painting

Paintings I love: John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

This nearly brought me to tears today. Maybe because I’ve got two young daughters, but also because of the way Sargent has captured the light inside the lanterns and on the girls’ faces. It’s an absolutely magical scene.