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Ever Upward

Posted by Don Michael, Jr. on September 19th, 2013 in Sunflowers

Things have gotten quite busy around my studio as the month of September has progressed. There are several design projects in the works, as well as a couple of art shows coming up to prepare for – all of which have kept me away from my easel. But, I was finally able to squeeze in a few hours over the past week to create a new addition to my Sunflower series…

Ever Upward

Ever Upward – 7″x5″ – Acrylic on canvas – Completed 9/18/13

©2013, Don Michael, Jr.

At First Friday on October 4th I will have several of my paintings on display at the Blue Sky Yoga Gallery and Jana’s RedRoom, both which reside in the Arts Factory here in Las Vegas. The following two days, October 5th & 6th, I will be showing at the “Art in the Park fine arts and craft festival in Boulder City, NV. Also, I have several pieces on display at the Gina M. Woodruff Gallery in Long Beach, CA.

If you’re ever in the Las Vegas area or the Long Beach area be sure to swing by and see my work.

Happy Creating!



Look to the Son

Posted by Don Michael, Jr. on September 3rd, 2013 in Sunflowers

As I prepared to paint my latest sunflower painting, I took inspiration from the song Where You Belong/Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. This is what I came up with…

Look to the Son

Look to the Son – 24″x20″ – Acrylic on canvas – Completed 9/2/13

©2013, Don Michael, Jr.

The song, a remake from The Newsboys of an old hymn, has been a source of strength for me in some very troubled times… none more-so than lately. Here are the lyrics:

When you’re dull from all that glitters,
when you’re thoughts have a hollow ring,
and you can’t escape from the feeling
you’re getting it wrong…

All your foolproof plans seem foolish,
all your status is status quo,
all you really need to know
is where you belong.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of earth will grow
strangely dim in the light
of His glory and grace.

I was used to the cold for so long
that I couldn’t feel anything.
And I shivered and stared like a beggar
who won’t lift his hands.
I was numb until He touched me.
I was deaf until He heard.
I was senseless ’til I met the One
who understands.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of earth will grow
strangely dim in the light
of His glory and grace.

Happy Creating!





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