Paintings on Sale in Belhaven, NC November 1

Drop by the Belle Arts Gallery, Belhaven NC to purchase one of these paintings November 1st.   LaCount Anderson will be at the gallery from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.   We would enjoy telling you about the work.

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LaCount’s Art At Belle Art Gallery

My paintings are ready to deliver to Belle Art Gallery in Belhaven, NC. These are my newest work and I am looking forward to having them available for sale at the Gallery. If you are near Belhaven stop by.

Four Paintings Go on Sale in Birmingham

June 19-21 these paintings will be in the silent auction at Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Annual meeting in Birmingham, AL.   These are original paintings by LaCount Anderson and the proceeds will go to help with Anna and LaCount Anderson’s poverty ministry to people in eastern NC.

In addition LaCount will have handpainted notecards,  prints of some of his work, and honey from eastern NC on sale.   These items will be available in the Rural America’s tent located in the Gathering Place Thursday evening June 20.

These works of art will be a great gift for someone special or for your own home and office.

Your House

This is a photo of a recent creation for one of my clients.   She asked me to do this for a gift for her in-laws for Christmas.   I was happy to help.   Perhaps this gives you an idea.  I am now taking orders for completion in the late summer.    What a great gift idea for someone special!    To find out more click this link:  https://www.lacountanderson.com/mbr_purchase.php

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Prayer of the Children

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Sometime back I did this sketch of a child praying.   At my local church choir rehearsal last evening,  we were rehearsing a piece entitled “Prayer of the Children” ( words and music by Kurt Bestor).  I was reminded of this work and wanted to share it with you.  “Prayer of the Children” is about innocent children all over the world who are caught up in war as well as the gun violence we experience in our own schools in the United States today.   If you have a moment check out this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkHkmRUpq-o

Blessings to you!

LaCount Anderson

Easter Season and Butterflies

This original 9″ X 12″ abstract butterfly is perfect for your home or office.   I have chosen ink and watercolor as the medium.   I am selling to raise funds for our ministry: Eastern NC Poverty Network, Inc.  I would love to find it a good home.   Price:  $75.00 unframed.  Contact me at lacount3@icloud.com with questions or to purchase.  This is the original; (there is only one!)

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Free Time

The weather is warming and Spring is finally happening. One of our favorite activities is to ride our bikes. I have completed this for my sweet wife…

Love

Inspiration gained from worship at Lakeside Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC today.

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Peace on Earth, Good Will To Men

This is has been a stressful year for Anna and me but also one filled with great joy.   We have had quite a roller coaster ride of emotions with the death of a beloved 40 year friend on January 1, to the joy of moving our residence to another town, to finding ourselves in a situation, quite out of our control, portending danger for our family.   We have rejoiced in the safety of our local faith community receiving inspiration to do the work with which we have been called by God.  We have also despaired in the political climate in our country.   It seems faith and politics have merged into some kind of ugly, blurry, life style that causes great concern in our family.  xmas angel 2018

Each year at Christmas Anna and I design a Christmas card to send to people on our Christmas list.   As we thought this year about what we would like to announce, we drew inspiration from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem:

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

 

As I read the poem I also remember the angels, in the Christmas story, proclaiming  “Peace on earth and good will to men…”

Thus my illustration of the Angel and our wish for  you – “ Peace on earth, good-will to men.”

Wandering

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When the air gets cool I enjoy walks in the woods.   This is my newest watercolor. The setting is Burnside Island, Ga. (near Savannah).  The path leads to the beautiful Wesley Gardens Retreat Center.   The painting is for sale as well as prints available.   Go to    https://www.lacountanderson.com   (watercolor gallery).