Highlights of the Week: Art History, A new Painting, a finished Mask

I had another busy week at seminary. Classes, projects and art progress. What I am learning more and more is that there are quite a few connections between art and theology. I am, for example, going to give a presentation in Church history about the 12th century German mystic Hildegard of Bingen. What I find … Continue reading Highlights of the Week: Art History, A new Painting, a finished Mask

Another Kind of Awsome!

Today I, my mom and Sarah got to Prague (Czeck Republic). We are here to pick up our new dog, Lucy. We will get her tomorrow afternoon, in a small village east of Prague. In the mean time, we got a taste of the city. I've never been here before, and I'm impressed. They call … Continue reading Another Kind of Awsome!

Inspired and glad to be Home (Italy in Retrospect)

I just got back from a 2-week vacation in Italy with my family. The first week was in Tuscany, the second in Venice. I could post updates in the first week, but when we were in Venice the internet connection was next to inexistent. So here's Venice after the fact: Day 7: Trip from Lucca … Continue reading Inspired and glad to be Home (Italy in Retrospect)

Day 3-4: A Road Trip

Day 3: My parents and Sarah took a short trip to Lucca. I took the day off with Jessi. Day 4: Day trip to Orvieto. We left at around 10AM, went to a really good restaurant for lunch, and drove all the way down to Orvieto (3h south). The church is beautiful and the town … Continue reading Day 3-4: A Road Trip

Days 4-7: Marvel Pillow!

I and my mom have been hanging out here in Corvallis, helping with chores and occasionally seeing the area. I went with grandma for a walk by a nearby river. There are beautiful trees here and there are so many shades of green. I took pictures but they can't be uploaded to the computer. I … Continue reading Days 4-7: Marvel Pillow!

Hans Zimmer!

I was like a kid in a candy store last night: My dad and I got to see Hans Zimmer live in the SAP Arena in Mannheim! Hans Zimmer is the mind behind a huge amount of the music in the movies of the past 30 years. (Lion King, Pirates of the Carribean, Da Vinci … Continue reading Hans Zimmer!

Updates: Paintings and Costumes!

A few days ago I had posted that the painting "Shadow under a Bridge" was finished. But when I went to show it to my professor, he suggested to change the sky and the hills. I did what he suggested and like the result. It was good before, but now it's even better! As for … Continue reading Updates: Paintings and Costumes!

Back in the Studio!

Yesterday I went to the studio for the first time after the holidays. I got about 2,5h of work in, especially putting highlights and details in the grass- and water areas. I also started tackling the proportions of the figure (my dad). His head was too big. Surprisingly, the rest of the body seems to … Continue reading Back in the Studio!

The Back Yard Mural!

I have been comissioned by my parents to paint a mural on a back yard wall. It is based off of Edward Hopper's "Early Sunday Morning" (1930). I've never done a mural before, so this is like a big experiment. Makes you feel honored and slightly anxious at the same time. But I think it … Continue reading The Back Yard Mural!

Inspirational Art: Music Video “Keep Making Me” (Sidewalk Prophets)

I love the way this song is done, both musically as well as in the music video animation. It inspires you to do your best and at the same time rest assured that you don't need to try so hard to "make yourself".

Inspirational Art: Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes is one of my favorites! The comedic timing, color balance and draftsmanship are all amazing! The creator of the series, Bill Watterson, is an extremely recluse guy, yet he somehow managed to make his characters world-famous. Doing "only art" and no marketing/PR doesn't usually work, but in his case it did. These … Continue reading Inspirational Art: Calvin and Hobbes

Inspirational Art: Big Hero 6 (Baymax)

Today we had a little birthday party for my little sister's 12th birthday. We went with some of her friends to see the movie Baymax. I'm a fan of animation period, but there's stuff that's ok and stuff that's amazingly well done. This movie was amazingly well done! Visually, story-wise, very good. It makes me … Continue reading Inspirational Art: Big Hero 6 (Baymax)