Seeking the Lost Near the Lamps of LACMA

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Ministry at LACMAI suppose  it’s appropriate, if not necessary, that an explanation be given whenever a site goes for nearly six months without an update; especially when it continues to get regular traffic.

The lack of new postings has not been because of a lack of activity. Quite the contrary. I’ve been out on the street often this year sharing the love of Christ with curious onlookers who stop to watch me paint ‘en plein air’. I’ve also been busy exploring the truth of the gospel through ‘Altar Easel‘, a comic I began in October of 2013.

LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art

I did something last Saturday I don’t often get the opportunity to do. I met up with about 20 artists at LACMA.  The event was the worldwide sketchcrawl. This event documents the artwork produced by artists around the world during a 24 hour period. It was organized by Urban Sketchers.

I was very involved with Urban Sketchers as a blog correspondent in its early days. I would submit paintings I had done on the streets and write about the people I met while painting. Then one day, I went to log in and discovered that I had been removed as one of the correspondents. I wonder if the stories I told (which usually mentioned Jesus) had anything to do with my exclusion. Oh well, life goes on, and I’ll enjoy their company once again until they rediscover who I am:-)

Free day at LACMA

14-01-25-LACMA-LampsOne might think LACMA was raffling off a dozen Van Gogh paintings by the size of the crowd at the museum. Traffic was backed up several blocks and there were long lines to get tickets to enter. The reason is that all the exhibits were free to the public. I’m told that LACMA offers free admission once a year.


I did three paintings that day. My wife was with me and took some great photos. I always enjoy meeting people and finding out their talents and interests. This pic was taken when I was painting the Japanese Pavilion at LACMA

The painting seen above was my final one that afternoon. I walked across Wilshire Blvd to capture the spot where the group met earlier that morning. Since I was not on the property, I took the opportunity to share Christ with my visitors.

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