BRUSH STROKES

BRUSH STROKES ——————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- Some collectors of artwork have little idea as to whether a painting has value; so determine it’s worth by how many brush strokes were made. This picture would be priceless if that were true. I knew an artist in the 1960s … Continue reading

CORNERS

CORNERS ——————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- Corners can be creative, where a variety of clutter has accumulated, seeds of all sorts, shapes, colors and textures. Some rural artists feel as if they were blown into a far away corners, but find increadible enrichment there. It’s quiet for working … Continue reading

CHAIRS

CHAIRS ——————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- One of the most beautiful color combinations is found frequently in New Mexico, red brown, yellow brown and turquoise, as seen in the picture. The old adobe mission church colors have inspired many artists, including myself. I’ve met many of these artists … Continue reading

CRACKED

CRACKED ——————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- The shallow seas and desert winds so carefully layed down layer after layer of sand, gypsum and clay mud, but it all became more interesting when the forces of erosion began, when dryer weather started cracking and splitting apart the sandstone. “Although … Continue reading

SYMBOLS

SYMBOLS ——————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- Not far from Alandrax’s front door were ancient rock etchings in the foothill sandstone, animal symbols of successful hunts. She added the cross you see. She began wearing a silver cross around her neck at that time, a gold cross wasn’t a … Continue reading

POSE

POSE ——————– JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- “Take a picture of me by the rock,” she said. This is the painting, the original is inside the post. What an artist feels is frequently different from what is most commonly seen.

BORN AT EAGLE ROCK

BORN AT EAGLE ROCK ——————— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- She was named after the place where she found herself, eagle rock. Her spirit rose up from the darkness and she became Alandrax, fresh, uninhibited, loving and creative, into the world of struggle. She brought me to eagle rock … Continue reading

FROM ADOBE

FROM ADOBE ——————— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- She traveled with me around the state searching for different colors of clay and found oranges, greens, reds, yellows, blues and many browns. When she made pottery or re-plastered, with clay, her adobe home, she would include the various clay colors. … Continue reading

DARKNESS DEFINES

DARKNESS DEFINES ——————— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- In nude drawing class, it’s the pencil, charcoal or brush stroke of darkness that defines the edges of form. These tools of art make definite marks. The instructors show you examples in picture books of the greatest artists revealing dramatic and … Continue reading

QUICK SKETCH

QUICK SKETCH ——— JIM PECHA, B.ARCH. CHRISTIAN ARTIST MINISTER OF CREATIVITY, copywrite 2014 ————- This reminds me of when our family drove to Michigan from New Mexico. We took a detour to see Mt. Rushmore, but my Dad really didn’t want to; so we drove fast and when we got there he said, “o.k., you … Continue reading