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:

Blessings to you!

LaCount Anderson

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…


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.”



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   (watercolor gallery).

2019 Calendars Are Available

We have put together a limited number of 2019 Calendars with 12 paintings by LaCount Anderson.   To order by mail  (includes sales tax and shipping )  $22.00 click this link:

If you are local please email LaCount at .   The price is 20.00 which includes sales tax.

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The Other Side of the Mountain

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We live in NC and are blessed with the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. This watercolor is on the other side: east Tennessee and equally beautiful part of the mountain range.  You can purchase a print or the original at   (watercolor gallary).

Just Created – Pineapple

7x5 84.41 pineappleJust created.  My Pineapple would say welcome to any home with its unique pen and ink pattern.    This 7″ X 5″ matted and framed drawing can be in your home in just one week.   Price:  $84.41 plus shipping.

African Sunrise

Several years ago we were involved in travel to southern Africa.   This is a painting from one of those visits.  Early morning was so peaceful and I was stunned as the morning sun slipped up and behind the hill near our residence.    To purchase a copy:  (mixed media gallary).swaziland sunrise

Cuba Paintings Available

From our recent visit to Cuba.  You can view in my gallery and purchase: