Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My New Green Article at Blick Website

I promised in my post last month that I'd let you know when an article I was redoing was up and running online. I'm pleased to report that my revised and updated piece "12 Practices for Artists to 'Go Green'" is now live at Blick Art Materials website.

I hope you find some useful information in the article and pass the link along to others who might like to read it!

Being a good steward of all that the Lord has given us includes being wise with our art materials so we don't pollute this beautiful earth we've been given.

This painting at left is a piece I painted in pastel over two decades ago. It remains one of my favorites.

The idea for this image came in response to a cold clear mountain stream I encountered near Crested Butte during a summer vacation while living in hot Oklahoma.

(above) "Sunlight and Snowmelt"
Original pastel 20.5"x16" 
©1989 Diana Moses Botkin

The original traveled to a show at the Sacred Arts Gallery at the Billy Graham Center Museum not long after I painted it. This is the verse which goes with it.

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." ~Isaiah 55:10,11


Julie Ford Oliver said...

This is one amazing painting. I enlarged it and really enjoyed a long look. Congratulations on your article. I am heading over to read it.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thank you, Julie. I hope you enjoy the article!

hmuxo said...

This is AMAZING, Diana! I can't stop looking at it..truly a beautiful piece! It's hard to believe its painted in pastels!!!
Congratulations....I will be reading your article!!!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Hilda, I appreciate that. Happy reading... and painting to you!

suzanneberry said...

This is just incredibly stunning Diana!! Wow, one of my very favorite of yours. Beautifully done!!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

You are very kind, Suzanne. That means a lot coming from you.