In the Wilderness . . .

Women’s March Passing Beneath My Window

The “wilderness” of ancient Judea was a place of danger and death, a place to be feared and avoided. It was in that wilderness that John called people to change their lives and prepare the way of God.

With his angel’s wings, John is the immortal messenger moving through time and space, shouting, “In your wilderness, prepare yourself to see God where God is, to do the work of God, here and now!!” …

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Saint John in the Wilderness

St. John in the Wilderness – 17th Century Russian Pattern

St. John in the Wilderness – 17th Century Russian Pattern

 

Two years ago at the Kanuga Icon conference, a fellow painter introduced me to St. John in the Wilderness. We exchanged print of some of our work. Later he sent me even more information about that somewhat odd icon. I did some research, found an old pattern I liked, printed it out and taped it to my studio wall in Jackson Hole. It stayed there until we moved.

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Holy Wisdom?

Holy Wisdom / by the hand of Gay Pogue / Acrylic on board / 14 x 11 x 1 inches

Holy Wisdom / by the hand of Gay Pogue / Acrylic on board / 14 x 11 x 1 inches

 

Two years ago (2014 -2015), when we were homeless and unemployed, we lived out of Ron’s Taurus for four months. We stayed with patient family members and forgiving friends, and in hotels and motels of various sorts. …

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The Color of the Saints

Saint Christopher / by the hand of Gay Pogue / Acrylic on board / 14 x 11 x 1 inches

Some of you may recall that I have already painted this particular icon of Saint Christopher at an icon workshop led by Suzanne Schleck in the spring of 2015. I especially love the swirls of water echoed in the clothes of St. Christopher and the colorful red sky.

After arriving in Denver, it seemed appropriate to paint the image …

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