Playing Emmanuel at WCA
The other passion in my life, beside painting, is playing my drums. I've done it as long as I have been painting.
Many drummers/musicians that I have grown up with have dropped out of the music scene. I've never understood it. I know it's a tough business but for me the path has been a little different.
I grew up playing in church. For certain you know I would never get rich doing it that way but what it has done for me is quite pleasing. For 44 years I have never gone more than a week without playing somewhere. Every Sunday, and in many many churches all over North America.
I am so pleased to see the progression in the past ten years of modern worship music. Today we have become very very sophisticated in our stage production, musicians in most large churches today have the luxuries of using the very best that the music business hs to offer. The best part for me is knowing that all that I do to make my drumming effective is being produced through amazing sound systems. Ultimately lifting up the one who made it all possible, our Lord.
Thank you Lord for these 44 years. The parallel paths of drumming and painting.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.