Archival Prints of Jacob Wrestling With God Are Available for Sale!
We have produced two limited editions, one large and one small, reproducing the oil painting I made of Jacob Wrestling with God. These reproductions were painstakingly digitally edited and then individually printed by my good friend Mike Schultz in his Portland, Oregon studio. The image is printed on a satisfyingly thick Epson hot press bright white paper using Epson inks. The colors are vivid, rich and archival. Each print is personally signed and numbered.
As stated above, we’ve made two sizes of prints, and they are available for sale in our online store, Baumwerkshop. There is a listing is for the larger of the two, which is 17″ x 20″, and a listing for the smaller, which is 8 1/2″ by 10″.
The original painting of Jacob was made in 2012. I have continued to be amazed and humbled by the impact the painting has had on people. I often receive heartfelt messages from individuals expressing to me how the painting has helped them through a difficult season, or has helped to illustrate challenging and meaningful theology. The image has even found its way onto album covers, book covers, and countless church bulletins.
As a result, many have expressed a desire to have a reproduction of the painting available for sale. This is the first time I have attempted to produce and sell reproductions of any of my paintings. I hope that the final product is a blessing to you.
Mike Schultz is an old and good friend of mine who is returning to Mae Sot, Thailand on the border with Burma. He will be working with the Puzzlebox Art Studio, teaching arts and crafts skills, but he says it better than I do…
Coming soon… a new page with a whole lot of drawings! Here are a few to begin with.
Saint Thomas is now on the easel to receive a grisaille underpainting in oils. After being crushed by my attempt to make an egg-tempera grisaille underpainting on this panel of Thomas and Jesus, et al., I have decided to move my historical experimentations to a panel of more manageable dimensions. Moses in the Rock is the only picture I have made using egg tempera as an underpainting and it is quite small. This represents the largest panel I have ever undertaken with the most fully developed charters as well. Egg tempera is very slow (and I already work very slowly), and having already allowed a 5 year window to make this picture, I shall try to fully embrace those other challenges in a noble fashion in addition to honoring my time.
Mixing the medium for the thinning of colors for underpainting.
Applying a coat of thinned shellac over the absorbent gesso and egg tempera.
Please take a moment to visit my friend Mike Schultz interesting post on his blog the other day.
Portrait of Mike Schultz. 1999, oil on oak panel, 5 1/2 x 6 3/8″.
Somehow I neglected to add one of my favorite paintings to the archive here. This is a portrait I painted of my close friend Mike Schultz when we were in school together.
The School of the Transfer of Energy Puppet Theater will be performing the play The Two Deaths of John Beartrist Laceroot this April at the Fiber Studio, 418 Commerce Street in Wichita, Kansas. There will be three performances: Friday, April 10th at 7pm and Saturday, April 25th at 3pm and again at 7pm. Mike Schultz will be showing his current work at Fiber Studio as well. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Fiber studio 316 303-1996 email@example.com.