The planned scope of the paintings will combine into a kind of contemplative space for people to encounter God for themselves. I can’t wait to see them. – Michael Frost, Author, Morling Theological College, Sydney This project takes the viewer on a visual journey of God’s love and sacrifice, his faithfulness and mercy, juxtaposed with […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Michael Henderson and the Living Art Project"
The painting above, entitled Aaron and Hur Help Hold Moses’ Arms, was created by Karl Wagner and can be found at http://www.fineartamerica.com. This painting captures the moment recorded in Exodus 17:8-14, where the Israelites prevailed in their war against the Amalekires only while Moses held up his arms in intercessory prayer. As you can […]Read more "“Aaron and Hur” Painting and the Importance of Prayer Cover"
“Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.” – Psalm 37:24 Mistakes. Oh, how we hate to get caught making mistakes! The mere thought of it used to paralyze me. (Yes, I was that kid standing in the candy aisle for hours, terrified of making the wrong choice!) […]Read more "Coloring Outside the Lines"
“Once again I allowed myself to be led astray into reaching for stars that are too big—another failure—and I have had my fill of that.” Vincent Van Gogh Though he was painting from the insane asylum he had checked himself into and was attempting to paint a night-time view while working during the day, Van […]Read more "V: Vincent Van Gogh and the Artist’s “Failure”"
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” Frida Kahlo While strolling through a modern art museum one afternoon, I suddenly stopped and cried, “Why are all the paintings in this room of this crazy lady with the unibrow?” Laughing, my wife took me by […]Read more "K: Frida Kahlo – The Beauty and Danger of Self-Examination"
I love examining Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait with my fine arts students. They’re always amazed at the complexity of the painting, and how many small, intricate details come together to create the sense of beauty and awe that has led to such world-wide recognition. What is it about the Mona Lisa that has […]Read more "D: Da Vinci and the Most Beautiful Woman Ever Painted"
“The Holy Spirit has been showing me what He wants me to share through my assignments.” Wendi Coats _________________________________ Wendi Coats is a current art student and aspiring artist who strives to make God the center of her work, and who is willing to try any sort of artistic venture at least once. Wendi submitted […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Gallery Walk with Wendi Coats"
Countless artists have attempted to capture the beauty and the majesty of Christ’s birth, and we tend to see so many of these images around this time of year that few really reach out and grab us. I find this particular painting, however, especially beautiful. Adoration of the Shepherds was painted by Gerard […]Read more "“Adoration of the Shepherds” – Gerard von Honthorst"
Have you ever seen a painting that simply refused to be ignored, inspiring you to think deeply about life and the way it should be lived? For me, one of these paintings is The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche. You see, in 1833 when this oil painting was completed, painters the […]Read more "“The Execution of Lady Jane Grey” and Living a Vibrant Life"
“Painting is complete as a distraction. I know of nothing which, without exhausting the body, more entirely absorbs the mind. Whatever the worries of the hour or the threats of the future, once the picture has begun to flow along, there is no room for them in the mental screen.” Winston Churchill – “Painting as […]Read more "The Beautiful Distraction of Painting"