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Artist on a Mission – The Newest Arrival

This is as close as I can get to squeezing those cute little cheeks. I’ll have to settle for a pencil and paper to try and hold him close and a prayer for his safe keeping and blessings upon his … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – The Reindeer Keeper

I’m speaking to a lot of Mongolian students who are learning and practicing their English. They are the inspiration for this years Christmas card. May you all have a beautiful Christmas and a happy New Year. I’m thinking about the … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – A Temple Centennial

There are places in this world, beautiful places that help us remember God and his many blessings. A holy place for Hawaiians is the mountain Mauna Kea. Tall mountains draw men closer to God.  There are people in this world, … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Showing some art in Hawaii and St George, Utah

I love this watercolor of a lone hiker in the middle of Capitol Reef National Park. I love the color palette and the texture of the sand. I love the solid free dark shape of the desert junipers. This watercolor … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – And a Cloud Shall Rest Upon it

  This watercolor painting shows the Laie Temple nestled in the heart of Laie, surrounded by the student married housing. It is there, calling to the students and the community to come closer to God, to come unto Christ. The … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Painting Some Homesick

I started this painting as an in class demo and then finished it at home. As I painted away I started to get that  feeling of homesickness, missing this little lady with the big heart. I could smell the salmon … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Muscle Memory

The muscles in the arm can also be trained to draw. You use your eyes to see and your brain to analyze angles and shapes and value. Your arm moves searching for the figure, finding where one angle or line … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Fitting It In

One comment I often hear is “I don’t have time to paint.” “I don’t have time to sketch.” “After I finish my day, I’m too tired to draw.” Some times that is true. Because of life and circumstances, we might … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Preparation

My son trained to run a marathon. He trained almost everyday, taking a break on Sundays. He worked up the miles from 5 to 6 to 8. He ran 10 miles and slowly built up to 12, 15, and 18 … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Called to Serve

I love the effect of the light on this couple. The woman’s face is pushed back into the shadow. There is that nice, rich black behind them, tying them together visually. Then there is the shadow lines of the lawn … Continue reading

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