I finally have an official website.

I am admittedly not a great writer by passion or by craft (or by spell check or by…) but I am committing to contribute to the blog at least once a month.

I enjoy all sorts of illustration but there is deep satisfaction with doing biblical art. Not that it is even as good as I see it in my head but I am fascinated by what I learn in the research and execution phase.

Here is an example, The Samaritan Woman from John 4. The birds and flowers are native to the area. Mount Gerizim is in the background (thank you, Google Earth). I like the idea of Jesus not being seen right away and the woman standing in the stark sunshine.

After I finished I realized I’d made a big error. Here’s the passage:

“So the Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you – a Jew – ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water to drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)
Jesus answered her, “If you had known the gift of God and who it is who said to you, ‘Give me some water to drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”“Sir,” the woman said to him, “you have no bucket and the well is deep; where then do you get this living water?” (John 4:9-11, NET Bible)

Of course, I have painted in several items that he could have retrieved water with…oh boy. Next time.

Gouache on illustration board, property of BJU Press.