“The first time I entered to show the cave, I had a chance to get in during five days; and it was so powerful that every night I was dreaming of lions.
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The Starry NightOctober 26, 2012tags: art, drawing, hunting, painting, the starry night, van goghJames made his own version of The Starry Night by Van Gogh by doing finger-paint prints. I told him a little bit about Van Gogh and mentioned that he lived a long time ago and is dead now.James: How did he die?Claire: (how to be truthful without explaining suicide to a four year old?) He, um
A Painting by Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734)The Virgin Mary in Glory with Archangel Gabriel , and Saints Eusebius of Vercelli (seated),Saint Sebastian, and Saint Roch Saint Eusebius was born of a noble family on the island of Sardinia, where his father is said to have died in prison for the Faith.
July 9, 2012
There is a lot going on around these here parts lately. For one, J.D. stopped shaving. I probably don’t even have to tell you that the growth on J.D.’s face is proportional to the amount of money spent at Home Hardware.
When J.D. starts home improvement projects I get jealous of his tangible productivity and insist that I also get to paint with something other than non-toxic tempera on newsprint.
A portion of our basement is covered in unfinished beadboard. A definition of beadboard:
Beadboard is a type of paneling that can be used in many parts of your home and for many purposes. It is characterized by a series of thin raised strips, or beads that flow along each panel. A very popular wall paneling in the 1920s, it was originally made out of scraps of wood and left unfinished, painted or stained.
If I were to add to this definition, I would include this warning,
Painting beadboard requires that the homeowner set aside any and all commitments because it will take approximately the rest of his/her life to complete the project. (The people who installed it in the 1920′s are still painting it)
As I was painting our basement with an artist paintbrush size 2 last night at 11 pm, I was planning my next tempera and newsprint project.
In conclusion, here is a painting by James that took years less to complete. Happy belated birthday, Canada:
Flowers? I Must Need Glasses!, acrylic on canvas board, 8″ x 10″
This next painting has a bit of an explanation. When I painted this we were 5 days away from our closing date and the house was still full of stuff that we needed to sort through. We had loaded up the vehicles and the trailer and had driven the hour to our new interim home. We had arrived at around 10:30 pm and had them proceeded to unload both vehicles and the trailer so that we could take them back up to Alliston empty the next morning. I was also at the beginning of a chest infection that had me feverish for a week, and hacking for the best part of two. After we had finished unloading I said to Geof: “I have made an executive decision. I’m just not going to paint today. It’s too much.” He looked at me knowingly and said “Are you sure?” Because my husband knows me very well and knew that I would be most unhappy with myself come the next morning. I waffled. He went and got my easel for me and set it up in the kitchen, and so I filled a canvass with colour, and with my palette knife, scraped away the pertinent parts, thereby keeping my commitment. I truly could not do this project without him. The funny thing is that as my infection grew I felt even worse over the next few days, but still managed to keep up a painting a day.
No More Painting, acrylic on canvas board, 8″ x 10″
Sleepy Eye, acrylic on canvas board, 9″ x 12″
Going With the Flow, acrylic on canvas board, 9″ x 12″
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This painting of the Maternal Heart of Mary, commissioned by the Venerable Mother Mary Potter in Rome in the 1890s, has now found a home in our temporary monastic Oratory. The painting was the gift of a family dear to the monastery. You will note the green land and blue sea under Our Lady’s feet. It is very evocative of our location here in Stamullen, close to the Irish Sea.
Please note, in particular, that Holy Mass is at 10:00 a.m., every day of the week except Monday, when it is at 9:00 a.m. Vespers is at 6:00 p.m. daily, with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament following on Thursdays and Sundays.
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Wandering the internet as I prepare for this week’s homily has led me to find a painter named Alfred Soord (1868-1915). It would seem that Alfred is one of the few people that does not seem to have a Wikipedia page.
The folks at wiki. answers however, tell us that Alfred was a painter whose most famous work is a painting of the parable of the lost sheep, depicting a sheep stranded halfway down a steep cliff and the shepherd hanging perilously over the edge, risking his own life to save it. A far more complete biography can be found at a blog called Transformations and Whispers.
I invite you to spend a few moments with the painting. I am attracted to the difficult terrain the Good Shepherd must take on to find one of his lost sheep.
It would seem that to follow Jesus the Good Shepherd and to take on a lead position along side Him looking for those of His flock that have gone missing,may not be as easy as it first appears.
“I am the good shepherd….
and I know mine and mine know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father;
and I will lay down my life for the sheep.
I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.
These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice,
and there will be one flock, one shepherd…..”
On line bidding for the high quality artworks being offered as part of our 2012 Gala celebration has now begin. To bid go here.
Friends of life and family,
LifeSiteNews.com is proud to announce the start of the online portion of our 2012 Gala celebration silent art auction. We have been blessed with art donations from 3 strongly pro-life individuals who are exceptionally trained artists in the realist tradition of art.
We were thrilled to be able to offer these amazing works to you because we understand just how important truth AND beauty are to the pro-life and pro-family movement. Here at LifeSiteNews we, of course, focus on reporting the truth. But the medium of art conveys another vitally important component to our battle for culture: beauty.
Oftentimes the truth and beauty communicated through art has a greater impact than 1,000 lectures on the same subject matter. One of our contributing artists, Andrea Nutt Falce, has penned an article entitled “Why Classical Realism?” that specifically addresses this connection of art to cultural renewal.
We recently published culture of life stories on two of our contributing artists, Julia Holcomb and Andrea Nutt Falce. with links in the stories to larger photos of the items they have offered for our gala.
Henry Wingate, a former F-14 fighter pilot and our third artist on display, will be interviewed by LifeSiteNews and has written an excellent article on the importance of painting from life as opposed to copying photographs and until we have a news story published about his work, you can read more about him and view his portfolio here. Also, a larger photo of his “Peonies and Lilies” painting can be seen here, and more examples of his masterful portrait work can be found on our website here. Henry will be offering a head and shoulders portrait from life for the auction.
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|Jesus Returning in the Spirit, John Lee Vince, oil on canvas.|
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“Then Jesus returned in the power of the spirit to Galilee.” (Luke 4:14)
John Lee Vince is a contemporary artist who works from California. He has an online
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>This is a picture of the Last Supper by Andy Warhol. I know it is a little hard to see, as I had to capture it from YouTube. On first seeing it, I thought ‘how sacrilegious’. If you look closely you can see the Last Supper by
in the background, and superimposed on the painting are symbols from Dove Soap, and G.E.. Can you make any sense out of what he is trying to say and do, or do you just see….. ? Well you judge for yourself, and then view the
from which I captured the painting. You might be in for a little surprise!
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