Monday, November 24, 2008

this is a painting i did in july of 2008. oil on canvas 24 by 36 in. at the beginning of the month i shaved my face clean. the first time in many, many years. i saved the beard. after i did this painting and it dried i cut my beard into small pieces and sprinkled it over this painting then sealed it with varnish. i hope in the future when i'm long gone, someone will take a beard hair from this painting and clone me so i will be again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It will be provided! at church last sunday where i went, they talked about israel and the land where the dome of the rock sets in jerusalem. it is the spot where it is said that abraham was going to sacrifice isaac. i was at that land several years ago. at that spot i took some dirt and i also found a very small blue feather which is to this day on top of the dirt in a small container that i also found at that spot. the day after the church service, monday 11-17-2008 i was inspired to paint this. oil on canvas 24 by 30 in. the ram comes from a picture i took at the lourve museum in paris last september. it dates back to the egyptian era. it was carved in sandstone and is amoung the great art treasures of the world.