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Memorial Drawings

The perimeter of the elegant ballroom was filled with about thirty easels, each holding a beautifully framed, hand-drawn portrait. Being an art lover, I walked over to one of the easels for a closer look. The work was exquisite. Drawn only in pencil, the portraits were so detailed, they looked like photographs. Actually, they looked […]

See the Light Art Gallery

      Do you love showing off your children’s artwork?  Here is an opportunity for you to share your children’s creations with a wider audience. There is now an Art Gallery page on the See the Light blog dedicated for children’s artwork using the See the Light’s Art Class, Art Projects, and Bible Stories series. Send us an email along with […]

How to Modify Reference Photos, Pt. 3

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How do you modify reference photos to create a composition for your artwork? It’s not as difficult as you might think. In a previous post, I chose the two reference photos that I wanted to use to create my new painting. (I’ve decided to do it as a watercolor.) But before I drag out the paints […]

How to Work with Reference Photos, Pt. 2

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If you want to use reference photos (your own or someone else’s) as idea material for your paintings, the best place to begin is by realizing that only rarely will a single photo be sufficient for your needs. There are many reasons for this. If you’re working from snapshots you took on vacation, the photos […]

How to Take Reference Photos

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Do you have a cell phone? If you do, you hold in your hand a great resource for developing your own morgue file.  A few years ago, my family and I went to a family reunion, held at a beautiful cottage on Lake Michigan. And like most tourists, I took a lot of pictures. Since […]

How Important is Art Education?

How important is art education? A while back I came across an interesting online poll sponsored by Liberty Mutual. There was only one question: Is art education important? Only a “yes” or “no” response was permitted. Out of almost 18,000 responses, the results were almost evenly divided, with the “yes” voters having a slight edge. 52% […]

What is an Ebenezer?

Here I raise mine Ebenezer. Hither by thy help I’m come.” Anybody remember that line from the original version of the old hymn, “Come, Thou Fount”? That line has been changed in more recent hymnals, mostly because modern readers have no idea what an Ebenezer is. The term comes from I Samuel 7, after God […]

Guiding the Creative Child, Part 3

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Creative children can be challenging to raise. Among other things, they can be messy, disorganized, procrastinators, moody, and solitary. Yet with proper guidance, these children can learn to use their talents to bring glory to God. James Pence knows creative children because he was one. Now a published author, singer, and performance chalk artist, James […]

Guiding the Creative Child, part 2

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Do you have a creative child in your family? Creative children can be challenging to raise. Among other things, they can be messy, disorganized, procrastinators, moody, and solitary. Yet with proper guidance, these children can learn to use their talents to bring glory to God. Jim Pence knows creative children because he was one. Now a […]

How to Guide Your Creative Child

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Creative children can be challenging to raise. Among other things, they can be messy, disorganized, procrastinators, moody, and solitary. Yet with proper guidance, these children can learn to use their talents to bring glory to God. Jim Pence knows creative children because he was one. Now a published author, singer, and performance chalk artist, James […]