Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27th “Faithful Service – Memorial Day”

“God Bless America – Douglas Auld”

We Honor All Who Are Serving & Have Served!
Thank You and Your Families!!

“Lord God Almighty protect and care for all of those who are and have served our Nation. May You bless those serving and those who have served as well as all their families and the families of all those that are no longer with us.
In Jesus Name, Amen!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"
Douglas Auld
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20th “ Underpainting”


“Underpainting is a term used when the first stages of a painting is done in a monochromatic way. In other words, it can look like a black and white photo. In actual painting the subject matter of the whole canvas is done most commonly in a combination of whites, and greens and burnt umber mixed together or used individually or separately with white. Mixing these together in differing amounts and painting them in a manner where the actual color combination used is the values of the painting. Set up in a scale they can range generally from five basic value colors to seven usually from lightest to darkest values. This method of painting creates totally unique results and sets up the painting for an application method called glazing. A series of glazes or thin transparent layers of paint are then applied to bring out the color of the painting. While the methodology takes skill and patience many traps from not dry layers completely, to muddy overlays, to rubbing out a previous layer if one is trying to correct a misapplication may cause significant frustration as well as failure.

Life is full of underpainting. What did you strive for when growing up? How were you influenced? What school or career did you really prepare for or did you even prepare for it at all? How were you influenced by those around you during your formative years? Why did you marry the person you married or why did you choose not to be married? How were you training to be married? What ethic background did you come from that influenced your understanding? Whose advice did you follow and why? What circumstance changed you? What choices did you make? How did you influence or how are you influencing your children? How do you influence others? What are you striving for? What security do you believe in? What have you forsaken to get where you are? What does it matter? What is your life worth? What beliefs have you forsaken? Do you believe in an afterlife?

Underpaintings in one’s life and the choices one makes can mean everything as The Bible says, “it is appointed once for man to die and then judgment”!

"You stand up, you talk, and influence people every day
You are so worried about what they see and what they say
You really care about only those few who mean something to you
All your actions and deeds speak volumes about self importance too
So when you stand face to face and He asks you what will you say
He knows what’s really inside your heart and how you made your way!"

“Painter paint in a variety of styles, methods and mediums, but they are all chosen. What are you choosing for now and eternity? Have a great week!!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"
Douglas Auld
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6th “Filled With Doubt”

“Dancers In Blue – Edgar Degas”

"Edgar Degas was born in Paris the son of a banker and art lover and friend to important collectors, he was set up in his first studio by eighteen. He studied at the School of Fine Arts after which he studied the masters of the Renaissance still keeping his passion and focus on painting.He lived a life of listening only to his own opinions. Filled with self doubt which affected him and his isolation for his entire life and losing his sight he turned to sculpture and his love of the opera.

So many are filled with doubt. So many have no hope. So many don’t know about the choices they have made and are making. Today we live in a world filled with me, myself and I. A throw away to our foundational beliefs and a mockery when we disapproved of our child’s actions and turn around and lead them by doing exactly what we’ve disapproved of. Throw away marriages, throw away relationships, throw away jobs and positions because discipline, order, behavior, decorum are no longer in vogue, only what our momentary feelings tell us to do.

Be careful for the God of the entire universe carefully watches over all and even His own will not mock him.

Our only hope is to live for Him in obedience to His commands, even when it doesn’t “feel good!"

“Where is the stand on foundational beliefs we once took
It's like we’ve been pulled from stage and don’t even see the hook
Why do you think you’ve got it right and the fairy tale is in view
When you’ve totally forgotten to look closely all around you
You may not see it today or maybe you’ll hear or see a crack
But you won’t reach the colors the world said when it’s truly black!”

“Every artist has fears and has doubts. We also must come to the point where our hope is in the Lord. Have a great week!”

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