Saturday, August 24, 2013

Remembering Grandpa

Last night, around 10:30 p.m., my 94-year-old grandfather, Elmer "Bud" Recknagel, passed away. He was surrounded by his family and died peacefully, without any pain or long suffering. They told me he was doing yard work, when he had the bad fall that sent him to the hospital with a punctured lung. And how appropriate, for him to go that way. One might ask, "What business did a 94-year-old man have doing yard work ?" but Grandpa always loved the outdoors; he maintained a high standard and work ethic, and he believed if you wanted a job done right, you did it yourself. I can't think of a more fitting way for him to go (except perhaps to be whisked off by Christ during the Rapture, which is what he always hoped would happen!). Veteran.  Grandpa served in WWII as an infa… Read more »


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows and Summer Projects

I'm finally sitting down in an attempt to post on here! It's been a very busy summer and I'm a little burnt out - but I can't complain because everything has been good. God has blessed me so much, and each day I wake up feeling grateful. I can't say I always feel motivated, because my energy has its limits (I can paint in 20-30 minutes "bursts," for up to 5 hours, and then I'm exhausted), but I am excited about everything I'm doing right now, and glad to have plenty of projects to keep the cabin fever at bay. In addition to working on some really fun commissioned portraits (which, unfortunately, I can't show until they're unveiled in November), I've been accepted into quite a few juried exhibitions. Below is a list of the upcoming shows, a… Read more »


Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Muse in White" Time-Lapse Video Demo

Here is the footage of one of the demos from my workshop, about 5.5 hours worth of work edited down to 10 minutes. One suggestion: best viewed in at least 720p. :-) Enjoy! Read more »

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