Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Empty Tomb
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone has been removed from the entrance. So she cam running to Simon Peter and he other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first, He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind them and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus' head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally, the other disciple who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus has to rise from the dead.) John 20: 1-9
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
This painting, on the inside of an old book cover, depicts the duel between the Vice president of the United states, Aaron Burr and the former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton on the morning of July 11, 1804. Burr shot and wounded Hamilton, who died the next day.
Ink and watercolor.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This fraktur painting depicts the event that occurred on February 14th, 1774 in a wooded glen on the edge of the American frontier.
That night, The family of Jacob and Hannah Barnes was killed and their cabin burned during an attack by marauding Indians.
Jacob & Hannah are drawn as they were placed in their coffins by neighbors. The infant, Sarah is shown in the arms of her mother, Hannah, and in the same coffin. Rachel, the older sister, and her two brothers, Thomas & Isaac Isaac are in the smaller coffins shown nearby. Angels are trumpeting their heavenly assent.
Near the large blue crescent moon, Jacob is shown firing his weapon at the intruders. On the right panel the attackers are shown firing on the settlers as the cabin goes up in flames.
The painting also includes the following eulogy placed within the death’s head angle mortise:
Here lies interrd the bodies of
Jacob Barnes Likewise his Beloved
Wife, Hannah. 4 Children. Sarah, the
infant. Daughter Rachel Along with
two Sons Thomas & Isaac.
All departed life February 14th, 1774.
Under this Stone confind doth lie
the Subjects of Death’s tyranny. The
father & Mother who in this close
tomb – sleep with the offspring of their
loins. Whereby we See deaths cruelty in
Cutting both fruit & tree.Yet, all this
Malice will prove Vain for tree and