Jeremy Sams Art Blog

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What Sends Men to Hell?

The audience sits in a trance, soaking up the feel good message of the speaker. "You don't go to hell for telling a lie! You don't go to hell for getting drunk, people go to hell because they don't believe in Jesus!" says the modern day preacher. Hypnotised by the charisma of a man wearing a suit and tie behind a pulpit, while speaking with an open bible, the people naively swallow everything that is said. Surely it's true, he's a "man of God".

Many today, leave their brains and their bibles at the door of the church. They would rather have someone else tell them what to believe. And just like babies, they need someone else to chew their food and deliver it to their mouths with a silver spoon.

Recent Features

Thanks to Ascribing Artists blog for adding my link. Graciously, they will have a feature of my work in Feb.

Be sure to check out their blog, HERE.

Also check out the Christian Artist Resource for including my Luke 19:10 painting.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In Faux-cus

Faux: it's pronounced "foe" for you English speaking gents and ladies, or "phoe" for the Greek savvy. It basically means "false". So, when you hear of someone having a faux finish painted, you'll now be able to understand that they're implying they're having a specialty finish painted to make something look like something it's not.
Here's one of my latest faux projects:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pilot Mountain Painting

Finally! I just took this pic. of my first completed canvas painting for 2011. It measures 12"x24" and is an original acrylic on canvas. The quality of the digital, however,  looks a little "shady" compared to the original.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ashland St. Baptist Church Mural

Thanks to Ashland St. Baptist Church, Archdale, NC for their commissioning of this mural. The mural resides behind the choir loft inside their sanctuary.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Cover Painting

"Night of The Cossack"
by Tom Blubaugh
Artwork by Jeremy Sams

 Bro. Dennis Vance of  Bound By Faith Publishers commissioned me to paint this scene as a book cover for one of their new releases. Dennis is a fellow graduate of the School of Biblical Evangelism. If you're not familiar with this online school, you can visit Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron's Way of the Master website.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Acrylic Painting Lessons!

Have you ever watched someone paint and thought to yourself, "I would love to try that, I think I could do it!" After watching Bob Ross on PBS for several years as a toddler, I, myself, finally tried it. He made it look so easy and his soft voice would just about make you fall asleep...if it wasn't for the bobbing of that big afro, I probably would have. Well, that's one more "thanks" we can give to big-afro-people: the ability to keep someone's attention.

Ever since I started painting, I have absolutely enjoyed myself. There is something so gratifying to watch nothing turn into something by your own hands. For a while now, I've thought about how to bring others to find some satisfaction and enjoyment in this little world of painting. This past Monday night, I finally got my chance.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

One of the coolest houses ever!

This style of house and the lifestyle that accompanies it, has been the subject of many of my daydreams.