26 October 2007

Living with an Artist...

...is a royal pain in the behind. I mean, this is a fabulous charcoal that David has started on. But it's been SITTING in MY chair in the living room for the last three days. It's about to find itself on his bed!!! Grr!

P.S. David informs me that I do not know how to count. The drawing was placed on my chair Wednesday evening. Well, that's Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday it's been in my chair. Three days. See? And don't argue with me. I have Scripture on my side on this one when it uses three days to refer to the time of our Lord's burial.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are there any bible commentaries that you would recommend?


Jen

Jim Roemke said...

That is a terrific charcoal. We desperately need good Lutheran artists. The stuff (by and large) that CPH offers in the way of Lutheran "art" is a little embarassing. I pray that he would continue to grow and develop in his skills to the glory of God.

William Weedon said...

Jen,

Depends on what you are looking for. I usually encourage my folks NOT to use commentaries, but to read more of the Sacred Scriptures. They have a way of unfolding themselves the more they are read, prayed and believed. Best commentary on the whole of the Scripture is the Book of Psalms. It's the Bible in miniature.

I've never found commentaries terribly helpful because they tend to answer all the questions I wasn't asking and ignore the questions that I do have!

So aside from READING more of the Sacred Scriptures, next best commentary: the Church's liturgy and hymnody; the Church's Confessions (for us, the Book of Concord). My favorite commentary on a specific Biblical book is Luther's Great Galatians commentary; second is Melanchthon's Roman's commentary.

I know that's probably not what you were looking for, but it is an honest answer. Don't yell at me, now! :)

Jim Roemke said...

To be fair, CPH has put out some very nice art as of late (the Luther posters and the altar piece). I don't want to anger the McCain.

William Weedon said...

Jim,

He's just copying a painting by that Carrio-whatever his name is. I'm a painting illiterati. But he does a great job of reproducing other people's work in charcoal. I just can't wait for him to move onto a medium that does not leave quite the same MESS behind!

Mimi said...

Wow! He is good though!

Jim Roemke said...

I learned to make my letters by tracing them, drawing works in much the same way. It is amazing how many things we learn by copying, especially our theology.

Anonymous said...

well...at LEAST it looks better than "evolution"...which should have really been christened by Crys.

Lutheran Lucciola said...

It's a nice copy work. Has he done much of his own expression?

Charcoal is a pain, because until you are done and can spray it, it gets very messy and ruined easily.

Jimbo said...

David is blessed to have such a patient father... my Old Adam is getting an idea about threatened punishment based on the subject of the artwork - and there is no angel around to stay the hand.

wm cwirla said...

The boy's got game! Keep at it.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised none of your Eastern Orthodox readers haven't wondered when David will try his hand at painting an icon.

wm cwirla said...

"I just can't wait for him to move onto a medium that does not leave quite the same MESS behind!"

All artists leave a mess behind. There is no such thing as neat artistic media (tohu-we-bohu; Gen 1:2).

Maria said...

That is quite a fantastic copy! I'd be interested to see some of his original work.

"All artists leave a mess behind. There is no such thing as neat artistic media"

Not true! My medium of choice (digital art) leaves absolutely no mess behind. :-P