Jeremy Sams Art Blog

Monday, February 28, 2011

Plein Air!

Well, I finally did it! After watching video after video from youtube and vimeo, and after looking at picture after picture...I got so inspired by these plein air painters, that I just had to try it myself. "Plein air"??? what is that, you might say. Well, it pretty much means what it looks like: painting in plain or open air.

I found this little scene in the woods behind my house.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Patriot

I was asked recently if I would be willing to donate some artwork for an upcoming auction at Fayetteville St. Christian School. I gladly accepted since this school holds a special place in my childhood.

The Patriot is the school's mascot, so I thought it would be fitting to paint a portrait of one.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

North Carolina Friends of Midwives

Visit their website at

Support Your Local Midwife

If you have a facebook account, blog, or anything else that's social media-related, please post this on your site:

This tab is in support of a local midwife who was arrested recently for providing care for a newborn. What a twisted system we have. If you choose to kill your baby in the womb, then by all means do so, you'll even have government help to do it. But, if you keep the baby and you just so happen to live in NC, then you're not allowed the opportunity to choose who will help deliver the baby. It's your choice to kill but not your choice to who delivers.
I can only think of one verse for this infuriating twisted logic which is found in Isaiah 5:20,

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! "
Please pray for her and let's seek the proper means and legislature to have these sickening policies abolished.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Winter Landscape

I figured I should post this snow scene quickly since it's 70 some degrees outside this February day. This is a painting I started a couple of weeks ago, but I've just found time to actually complete it. I don't have a title for this 16x20 original acrylic on canvas painting, as of yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something.

Below are some pictures of its progression.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Trip to Mt. Moriah

Mt. Moriah has been the place of several significant events in Jewish and Christian history. It was the mountain to which God told Abraham to offer his only son, Isaac (a type that was fulfilled with God offering His only begotten Son). It was also the place that God chose to let Solomon build the temple...a place designated for God to manifest His glory and holiness. With all the glorious events that have taken place on this mountain, it seems very fitting to name a church after it.

We were privileged to minister this past Sunday morning, Feb. 13, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church located in Marshville, NC.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Level Cross Elementary Art

This past Wednesday, Feb.2, I was honored to present some of my artwork to the art students of Level Cross Elementary, Level Cross, NC. There were about 40 or so students attending and wow! what a blessing they were!