sunflower
wing
leaf
friend
rock
wood
water
trash
river
desk
bird

Fine Artist

oil and acrylic paintings

JoEtta Deaton

Ordinary people and landscapes are intriguing to me. I look closely, sketch quickly, and ask the subject to show me something. As paint joins the conversation I may capture the scene’s most exuberant features: lights and darks; strong colors; obvious shapes; busy intersections; palpable textures. Or, I wait...and wait..and the quiet elements emerge: subtle colors; negative spaces; unexpected stories; imagined intersections; whispered prayers. I listen and paint and thank God for drawing me toward beauty and brokenness; whimsy and longing.

 

"At the back of our brains is a blaze of astonishment at our own existence.

The object of the artistic and spiritual life is to dig for this sunrise of wonder." - G.K. Chesterton

Blaine Schoolhouse
Shoveling
Ladel and Pears
Insult and Glory
Old Oak Neighbor
Awaiting
Field and Stream
Made in His Image 1: Nurturing
Hillhaven's View to Mt. Lebanon
Commuter 1
End of the Road
Ft. Lewis Tree
Mt. Clinton Pike Bike Ride
Inspecting
Crafting
Storytime
Pouring and Finishing
Writing

"The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing…to find the place where all the beauty came from." - C.S. Lewis

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