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((new portrait)) A Narnia Portrait for Deena, evoking the Armor of God

Photo Jun 11, 6 58 23 PM

When Deena contacted me to commission a portrait of her kids, she wanted something that evoked “the armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18). I loved the idea of merging a portrait that captured this tender moment in her kids’ lives with the eternal hope of strength for their future.

Instead of painting something like the dozens of diagrams explaining the Armor of God that I’ve seen in Sunday school over the years, I wanted to find a way to capture the feeling of a warrior, while retaining the whimsy of childhood. (more…)

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New Artwork: In the Foothills of the Headlands, silhouette painting with Beatles Yellow Submarine inspiration

I loved the Beatles movie The Yellow Submarine from the moment I saw it. The pop art in that movie has had a huge influence on my own artwork ever since high school. My favorite Beatles album is Revolver, and I also love St. Peppers and Magical Mystery Tour. If I was a Beatles song, I’d probably be Blackbird.


Here is my latest painting. I’ve had it rolling around in my brain for quite awhile. I’m happy with how it turned out, and I am anxious to do more paintings like it. I haven’t settled on a title for it yet, so for now I’ll dub it: “In the Foothills of the Headlands.”

If you are interested in commissioning a painting like this, the cost would likely be $300-$500…there is a LOT of design and detailing that go into this work! I’d be willing to do a single sihouette in this style with a white (ie unpainted) background for $100. Contact me if you’re interested in any commisions. Goldenavalon (at) gmail (dot) com.

By Erin

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