Emotion Portraits

I finally saw Pixar’s movie, Inside Out. I really enjoyed it and even before I watched it I had already painted the first portrait in this series because she’s the one who runs my console. One of the things I don’t do when I pick out photographs (see my previous post for more about this), is…

Developing my Style

I’ve been obsessed with old photographs for as long as I can remember. As soon as I saw them at one of our old haunts in Half Moon Bay, a suitcase in an antiques shop full to the brim with “Instant Relatives” I was hooked. I used them in a zine, and more recently in…

Breaking

started this mixed media 6 months ago, maybe even a little before that. Although I liked the images, it just wasn’t right.

After Makoto

I saw two paintings by Makoto Fujimura in person. The first was The Gospel of Luke: Prodigal God. I could not find any pictures of this work online. The second one was this: After experiencing Fujimura’s work in person, which I was able to enter into spatially in my mind, I didn’t want to talk or go…

Sarah begins Inviting Reality

This painting, Invitation, came before, during, and after Arts Week at Dallas Theological Seminary this year. Dr.Esther Meek introduced me to new ways of knowing and the beauty of Covenant Epistemology. Artist Letitia Huckaby showed me what a woman’s got and the goodness of people and artefacts being embodied in a visual art. This next painting,…

Non Representationals

I painted the first one of these under the guidance and instruction of artist Andrea Foley. She challenged us to mix colors, play with shapes and brush strokes, and to rotate the canvas constantly while painting. Not defending any part of our work, not canonizing it, but painting over it to discover what was good,…