This is portion of a larger piece currently in progress. The overall dimensions are approximately 6' x 4'. To see more check out my new web site at www.brendabogart.com. My next show is Thursday Sept 13th 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Friday Sept 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm. Save the date and bring a friend!
oil on panels 8" x 8" SOLD These little landscapes were painted at SMU's Taos Campus last summer. I had a great time learning Plein Air painting with my art friends and teacher Suzanne Kelley Clark. We plan to repeat the trip this summer....especially the part where we made a pit stop in SanMta Fe to attend the International Folk Art Market. Fun times!
oil on canvas 24" x 30" "God says to her, 'I will keep her in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on me, because she trusts in me.'" Isaiah 26:3 This piece will be available at my show Thursday March 8 6:00 - 8:00 pm Center for BrainHealth 2200 West Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX Hope you can come!
oil on canvas 48" x 48" SOLD "Albert" is currently hanging at Blue Print. Check out his guest appearance at Blue Print on their blog entry for Feb 22. Click here for details about my upcoming show at the Center for Brain Health.
oil on canvas 60" x 48" "You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!" Isaiah 55:12
I should name this painting "clapping trees transformed" because it looked like this a few months ago until it begged to be changed. But the painting did not posses the power to transform itself. The artist was the only one who could do the changing. I knew it could be more than it was so I recreated it into a new and better image. I tell you this story to illustrate a point about my faith. It is wrong thinking to believe we have to change in order to be a Christian. It is actually just the opposite. Christ, the creator God, is the one who transforms us.....until we look so much like Him that there is an unmistakable family likeness.
"Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation,
with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon."
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oil on board 40 x 40 What started as a skill building exercise, inspired by Karin Jurick's Bust-Ed series, has turned into this 64 piece collection of 4" x 4" paintings. I learned so much....like painting an evil guy in pink makes him look less evil. Some of these guys look eerily familiar. Below are close ups of a few of my favorites:
oil on canvas 48 x 48 SOLD "And it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine. Its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and produced branches and put out leafy boughs. Ezekiel 17:5-7
oil on canvas 40 x 30 artists personal collection "So it's paramount that you keep the commandments of God, your God, walk down the roads he shows you and reverently respect him. God is about to bring you into a good land, a land with brooks and rivers, springs and lakes, streams out of the hills and through the valleys. It's a land of wheat and barley, of vines and figs and pomegranates, of olives, oil, and honey. It's land where you'll never go hungry—always food on the table and a roof over your head. It's a land where you'll get iron out of rocks and mine copper from the hills." Deuteronomy 8:5-7
oil on canvas 48 x 24 sold "As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:4-5
oil on canvas 30 x 24 sold "Thus says the Lord GOD: "I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain." Ezekiel 17:21-23 This textural painting is the smallest of my new "sticks & stones" series featured in this years 2010 Tseelana Market Thursday Oct 21 & Friday Oct 22 7501 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas TX 75225
I live in Dallas with my husband and we have a blended family of six children. In 2006 I picked up my paint brush after a long career in interior design, as well as a children's clothing manufacturing business named B's T's, and raising children. Painting is a thrilling challenge for me. Thank you for viewing my blog. If you have questions about my work, please contact me at email@example.com and visit my web site at brendabogart.com.
“You're always trying to get things to come out perfectly in art ‘cause it’s a little bit different in life.” Annie Hall
My daughter Stephanie sent me this quote recently after a conversation we had musing about my desire to control and the trouble it gets me in (maybe that’s one reason I have so many last names). The talent to create was planted in me by God, which I have used to craft some good things; like interior environments, clothing and art. But it’s that little dark side of me, that part that gets such pleasure out of controlling something or someone that really gets me going.
When life gets real, I know how to escape the pain for a secret moment, create something of beauty, and therefore control how someone feels. It could be the way I set the lighting and music just right for when my husband walks in the door at night….the way I want the house to smell like a real tree when my family comes home for Christmas (even though it gives me a headache)….the happy designs I created in my children’s clothing line….. the way I can put words together to teach what Jesus is doing my life……the way I sometimes want to cry when I am mixing colors for a painting.
But this art thing, maybe this is the thing that has control of me. I don’t paint and draw to bring pleasure to someone else, to earn a paycheck, or to fulfill an assignment. I do it because of that feeling I get, that feeling of enjoying God and His pleasure….the pleasure He must get in knowing I am so enjoying this gift He gave me!