Just Pretty Flowers that Make Me Smile

Quite often my art is more about capturing the essence of something real, like a house, a church, a pond, or even someone’s beloved dog.

Other times I paint from my heart, not my eyes.

This painting is one of my favorites, if not my most favorite. It’s not a detailed reproduction of anything I’ve ever seen or taken a picture of; it’s just a painting of pretty flowers that make me smile.

And I guess that’s why this painting is so special to me. It makes me smile. That’s the mark of something special.

But what’s special to me might not be special to you, of course. You may not like this painting as much as I do, or maybe you do! If so, I’m sorry, you can’t buy the original – it’s MINE šŸ™‚

However, if you’d like a print of your very own, I would recommend you purchase one that I have personally enhanced with the same paint I used to paint the original. There’s just some things you can’t reproduce, and that’s what I want to give you.

Face it, sometimes we need something to make us smile.

“Pretty Flowers” 9″x12″ Somerset Velvet Giclee Reproduction Print

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Doolittle Pond

The owner of the property came up to me while I was at our local Farmer’s Market and said, “I want to hire you.”

With my eyes widened just a little, I replied, “Well, uh, OK.”

He then said, “I want to commission you to do a painting of Doolittle Pond.”

We then agreed on a time for me to go take some pictures of the property and negotiate a price, which we did.

Doolittle Pond is a hidden jewel in the area, one that few people are aware of. It’s private property with no real access from the nearest main road, only a rutted dirt trail that only an SUV with some serious ground clearance could navigate. But what it USED to be was a regular destination for folks looking to fish, recreate, or just relax around a natural freshwater pond (something not common in this part of middle Georgia).

There are actually 4 separate wooden structures on the south side of the pond, but one can only see 2 from across the water. The owner requested me to “clean up” the area a little so that the 2 buildings up front could be better seen, particularly the old general store to the left.

When I FINALLY completed my work on this painting I was so pleased that I ordered my own reproduction to frame and place in my house. It will go along with the next painting I’m working on that will show the north side of the pond from the vantage point of the south side. It’s going to be beautiful.

If you would like to purchase a quality reproduction of the above painting, you can order a 12″x24″ Giclee for just $80. Click below.

If you would like to purchase an EMBELLISHED PRINT (one which I personally retouch and sign), you can order one for $140. Just click below.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16

Pakistani Pastor Portrait

This is a painting I just finished of Pastor Victor and Sophia Sammuel. Iā€™m not that good at painting people, yet. However, he asked, so I did my best šŸ™‚

Oh, and there’s something special I want to offer you. I am offering a PREMIUM Membership to Wall Hole Coverings. With your monthly membership you will not only be able to receive a quality Giclee print of your choice each month, but $25 of each membership will go to help support missions, particularly the ministry of Grace Charity Schools in Pakistan.

You’d Think I’d Know How to Do This!

I am a veteran blogger. I’ve been blogging for over 10 years!

But this is the first blog I’ve tried to create using the new block system, and I feel as old as I am. Picture me as someone from the ’80’s being introduced to an iPhone.

So, if you are just discovering this blog, I’m an artist trying to set this site up in order to feature my art and hopefully find a market for it online.

Be patient and keep checking back. If I can find a young whipper-snapping teenager who already knows how to program satellites, I might get this up and running, soon.

Blessings,

Anthony

It’s More than Art; It’s Worship

If I could say only one thing about my art, I’d say it’s not really about me, the objects I paint, or what I do with the proceeds of any piece I sell – it’s all about the One who gave me the talent in the first place.

From the beginning of the pandemic, when I first started drawing simple greeting cards to send to my congregation (I’m a pastor), my reason for trying to do my best was based on Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people” (CSB).

Now, to be more specific, every painting I do bears my signature and the reference to another Scripture verse.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 (KJV)

Worship is what we do to acknowledge how good God is, how worthy He is of our praise, and how much we love Him. It’s also what we do so that others may see how good He is.

Therefore, with every painting the public sees, I pray their eyes are lifted upward to the Source of the talent put to canvas.

God bless, and thanks for reading.

Anthony

“Light from Within”: the stained glass windows of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Warthen, GA.

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