Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Quote of the Week


"There's something of that mysteriousness that one gets by looking at nature as if through the eyelashes, so that the forms simplify themselves into patches of colour."   Vincent van Gogh.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Vincent and Theo


I'm reading the book Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman.


Self Portrait
Vincent Van Gogh
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The author writes this book in a very interesting way; dividing the story up into short vignettes, and writing in an almost poetic style.

This book presents a Vincent who is given repeated opportunities to succeed by his extended family, but seems too immature to stick to anything. Of course we now know that he was most probably suffered from Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and had his personal demons to contend with.

The author describes Vincent's younger brother, Theo, as his "champion, sympathizer, confidant, and friend". 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

He is Risen


XB

The resurrection is our best hope.
"If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith."
I Corinthians 15:14

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday


During Holy Week of 2016 I was in Cuba; that was by my choice.

Our tour bus passed this sketch of Christ drawn on a church pillar several times, and each time I thought: I'd sure like to get a pic of that.

Well on Easter evening I found myself at this church for service, and got my pic of the Suffering Savior (my title), complete with tears & crown of thorns.




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New York Bound

New York bound? Not me, but my artwork. 

I found an opportunity on the web for a 6x6 show in Rochester, NY. So I went through my stash of clayprints and found 4 images that fit the bill.


Funspot
copyright © 2016 Alex True

Geese
copyright © 2016 Alex True

Nine Eleven
copyright © 2016 Alex True

Zig Zag
copyright © 2016 Alex True

Saturday, April 8, 2017

More Masks


I heard about this exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Center & had to check it out.




I love it when kids are allowed to be creative.

What a variety! They're made out of : cardboard, paper mache, painted clay & glazed ceramic. 

I need to start making more masks. 


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Show


It's the 64th annual Spring Art Show for the Bartlesville Art Association. 

I picked some samples that I thought made a strong photographic presence. 




Price Tower

April 1-29