Mount Hermon. The fifth poem, the ‘Dew of Mount Hermon’, and painting in the series, The Seven Places of Spiritual Abundance. The Dew of Mount Hermon(The Fifth Spiritual Place of Abundance)My spirit is drawn to the snow capped peaksOf the majestic, sacred, Mount Hermon, Where worshippers were captivated by its sacred heights,And peaceful views of... Continue Reading →
I have departed from the valley of the shadow of death, Resting in green pastures, my soul is restored;
Carmel in scripture is spoken of as complete, full, and perfect, and this in the spiritual sense can be applied in the search of Truth.
I have always admired the beauty of the poppy, and am intrigued that such a soft, delicate, flower has wreaked havoc and death in peoples lives by the opium produced from the seeds. The flower is also a symbol of remembrance of 20 million deaths in the first world war.
I enjoy still-life art, usually the type with food and crockery painted in oils. However, this series of still-life focuses on the details of the food.
In short, a decoy duck resembles a real duck. They were used in duck hunting to attract real ducks. Originally these ducks were carved from wood, even cork. Modern ducks are made from canvas or plastic. They are painted to look like a genuine duck. Historical ducks today are collector's pieces and the price can... Continue Reading →
[This post contains 11 images] I was one of those artists who avoided painting roses for many years. The first few miserable attempts I made, I found myself drowning in petals. It was all too confusing to say the least - the way the petals slip in behind each other - the gentle tapering curves... Continue Reading →
[Art and Poetry. This blog contains a poem and an image of a Sloth, painted in oils.] As I live in South Africa, the sloth was never on my list of animals to paint. It is usually lions, elephants, buck etc., however, I was looking around for a very furry animal to paint and came... Continue Reading →