The Melancholy of Edvard Munch

December 2, 1863 – January 23, 1944, he was a Norwegian painter. He is regarded as a Symbolist and a forerunner of expressionism. He focused on themes of fear, anxiety, melancholy, and death. He did not believe in heaven, or other Christian themes or doctrines, as far as I know. My intention is to reintroduce you to … Continue reading The Melancholy of Edvard Munch

Some of My Paintings

Here are some paintings I've done over the last few years. I hope that they bless you somehow.  All were painted out of a long season of deep depression.  Painting these (and a lot of others) was the only thing that kept me sliding off the edge.  Some might ask, how can you create these … Continue reading Some of My Paintings

The Scream

You’re probably familiar with Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream-- yesterday it sold at auction for 120 million dollars. It is a profound painting, but do you know its inspiration? From the venerable Wikipedia, a quote from Munch’s own diary, written January 22, 1892: "I was walking along a path with two friends—the sun was setting—suddenly the … Continue reading The Scream

Three Paintings You May Like, (Maybe)

Copy of Van Gogh's "Starry Night", done in Acrylics (but should've been done in Oils.)  This hangs in a non-profit org. here in Homer, Alaska.    My favorite, out of everything I have done. "Jesus, with His crown of thorns" This sets on the landing of my steps, coming down from my loft.   California … Continue reading Three Paintings You May Like, (Maybe)