Sunday, April 29, 2012

Apr.29th “We Know Not The Time”

“The Pink Dress – Fredric Bazille”

"Born the son of a rich landowner and wine grower, Fredric Bazille, at his parents urging, set off to Paris to study medicine. He found himself studying painting in the same workshops as Renior, Sisley, and Monet. He pursued his studies with Monet experimenting with open air painting. Upon his return to Paris he found that he had failed his medical exams. He then went about getting permission from his parents to devote himself totally to art.

Because of his position and parents underwriting, Bazille shared his living accommodations and studio workshop with Monet making it possible for Monet to exist and keep working. His connections and influences seemed to allow his works acceptance by the governing art authorities, The Official Salon. He continued his pursuit of the accepted norm as well as his new love of impressionism. His clear thinking and understanding allowed him to move in both circles.

His burgeoning career came to a dramatic halt when he was killed in the line of duty during the war of 1870 at the age of 29. He is probably most known for the love of his colleagues and his generosity in keeping them alive during the early tumultuous times of these pioneers, a band of starving artists who ultimately birthed the Impressionist movement which has so impacted the art world.

One never knows the day God has set for one’s spirit to depart this present world. It’s been an extremely hard month as someone very close to me has seen four very close friends go home to be with their Lord, all of whom were great individuals who service their King. While all assurance is known and God has as always provided much grace, it still takes a toll on the human spirit. Since Adam’s sin, the Word tells us “it is appointed for man once to die and then judgment” Hebrew 9:7. The judgment is to enter into eternal paradise with Christ the Lord; or the judgment to follow the world that has rejected, God’s Word, follows Satan and will end up in Hell.

Bazille’s compassion, servant hood, and love for his friends and brothers didn’t expand the days God had numbered for him. His good deeds and actions of care wouldn’t allow Him access to Christ’s paradise. Only a true declaration, that the Word of God says in Romans 10:9, “Jesus is Lord” and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, would he have been saved. What about you?"

“It’s not about the things you do for others
Or how you measure against your brothers
It’s not about feeling this way or that way
Or thinking you control everything each day
It’s knowing and believing in Jesus Christ
Doing His will and letting Him live out His life!”

“Artists and painters need people, people who care about them and care about their work, but most important is choosing the judgment that will come. Take good care and choose wisely!!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"
Douglas Auld
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Apr.22nd “Messages Not Heard”

“Clock Tower Cottage By Thomas Kinkade”

"A few weeks back I mentioned Thomas Kinkade. His brother came out after his death and said that separation from his wife and four children had taken a toil, loss of sales, and other allegations had led to an increase and dependence on the artist’s alcoholism. Others mentioned he felt like he had sold his talent for commercialism and money. The article finished by saying, “He’ll likely become an example of a talented man making the wrong choices.”

I couldn’t help but think of how often I’ve spoken out on this to especially warn people of this danger, a danger I know only too well. But here it is in the way that God speaks about it and its consequences. Twice in Proverbs, 14:12 and 16:25, we are told, “There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Here’s what “The Berean Call” says about that, “In other words, if a man goes by what he thinks or feels, independently of and in opposition to what God has declared, the consequences for him (or her) will only generate destruction. “If they speak not according to the word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20

You go contrary to scripture, you show your children how to live wrongly, you pervert what God has said in His Word and you will suffer the consequences.

I don’t write this as a guilt trip! I write this as a wake-up call! I write this because God is not mocked and His Word is truth and if you speak and act as if there is no light in you “Death is separation, the spirit and the soul from the body and moreover the separation from God and the light of His truth.” (The Berean Call)

“Too often we don’t see what’s before our eyes
Too often the messages we believe are only lies
We frequently have time to beg and ask forgiveness
We so need a heart cleansed and full of Willingness
It’s not too late; don’t take that road you travel far
Your life, what you think you have, will only be a mar!”

“Painters need to give themselves to their gift and they need the right, positive, supportive people around them, not those who would put selfishness, prominence, and money first. Have a great week!!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"
Douglas Auld
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Apr.15th “How We Look At Things”

“Claude Monet’s Haystack”

"Monet and Renoir painted together one summer and after reviewing the findings of Eugene Chevreal and his “color theory”, they both changed their thinking and their painting execution dramatically. In fact if you look closely at Monet’s painting life it was probably the single most dramatic change after his pursuit of Impressionism. It was a “hand in a glove” to his painting endeavors, not only instant painting of naturally lighted subjects but the careful and complete study of the affects of color, light, cast shadow, and reflective shadow.

Life changes and life’s choices change often when we look and study things going on all around us. The Bible says God never changes! Yet, we would give up all we promised, all we had and all we are or could be to pursue fame, fortune and happiness. We forget whose we are and whom we serve. We forget God has a perfect plan for us and He want to execute it for His honor and His glory. It’s not our will and our way that’s important. In fact many of us will have plenty to answer for and many of us along with others that we love will pay big prices right here on earth. The Bible is pretty clear.

No matter what we discover or what we “feel” we should pursue, we need to ask God what He wants, where He wants us and what our choices need to be. Plus, we need to wait carefully for Him to show us His will."

“I look at the shadows and I see that they are black
Moving closer to see anything my eyes may have lacked
I want to know if the shadow contains color that complements
I want to see what’s applied and what the artist meant
I want to know where I should go what I should say or do
Knowing the only thing to pursue is the way that honors You!”

“Monet gave us great gifts and great insight, but all glory and honor belongs to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Have a great week!!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Apr.8th “His Choice Your Choices”

“He Is Risen Indeed!”

"He is risen! He is risen indeed! This is the cry of those who follow Christ. The one day, the one answer for atonement and reconciliation to God almighty. Christ made the ultimate sacrifice, His choice for you. God gave the Ultimate payment, His plan for you.

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27

And now you have a choice to believe Him and follow Him or continue to follow Satan. If you choose Christ you have eternal life. If you choose Satan you have eternal torment.

If you’ve chosen Christ, you are to follow Him and do His will, His choices. If you have chosen Him and do your own will, make your own choices for what makes you feel good, you will have to answer both today and at judgment.

Choose Christ!"

“Hosanna! Hosanna in the Highest!
He is risen, He is risen indeed!”

“The man who called himself the “Painter of Light” is now with the “Light of the World” because he made a choice for His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. How about your choices, the ones you have made and are making. Have a great week!!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Apr.1st “Triumphal Entry”


"Have you let Him make a triumphant entry into your heart?"

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"
Douglas Auld
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