Come to the waters: A design for stained glass

When my hope starts eroding, I turn to a river. I want to wash. I want to drink deep. One of the most evocative images in Scripture for me has long been the picture of a river of life flowing from the throne of God in Revelation 22. The waters are unpolluted and clear as […]

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Designing in color

“Color is a shivering, glorious, active thing, a sympathy of poles founded on an exact kind of wavelength repulsion. Color is cagey, only partially knowable; it resists us even as it beckons. Thus the foundation of its perverse charm.” —Jude Stewart in ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book about Color This is a business […]

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Summer peaches

One warm summer morning I painted these three peaches sitting on the rickety rail of our back patio. They were perfectly ripe, at their peak juicy deliciousness, and fairly glowed in the sun. I’ve always admired the way that Cezanne was able to capture the weight of objects in his still life paintings. When I […]

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The Sower and the Seed

When I was commissioned to design a pair of stained glass windows to be installed in the Ray I. Riley Alumni Center at SWBTS in Fort Worth, Texas, I knew they would have one of the most brilliant sources of light possible—the Texas sun. I knew both windows would be octagonal, composed of 8 large […]

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