I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class.This inglorious inheritance of slaveholders, misogynists, and war-makers shapes what I experience and, just as importantly, do not experience—i.e., what black men undergo in our country’s criminal and judicial system or even during casual traffic stops and what women of all races and classes endure when confronted by our culture’s everyday sexism and what gay women and men face in the daily bigotry (or worse in the all-too-common violence … [Read more...]

Riffing once again on the ironic absurdity of fundamentalist religion and political fallout

 These days—as is reflected in the series of paintings I’m doing (as I write these lines in January 2017) I’m riffing once again on the ironic absurdity of fundamentalist religion per se and its political fallout. Another painting of mine in the series is called “When the Manna Ran out God Inexplicably Began Dropping Cyclamens, Old Teddy Bears and Champagne on the People of Israel and Unintentionally Killed Moses with a Good Bottle of California Chandon.” (Call this my anti-Christian Zio … [Read more...]

Our Grandfather/Granddaughter Lucy & “Ba” Art/Icon Art Project

I've just launched a new show of icon art I collaborated with my 7 year old granddaughter Lucy on. She draws the pictures and I paint them in. A motif in modern art has been to capture the primitive forms and childlike wonder present in children's art. I've gone one better and actually am working with a child in an equal partnership. And this isn't just any child, this is the little girl for whom Genie and I provide daily care. She is my heart. These paintings are about the love that drives me … [Read more...]

Frank ” show us some other work!” OKAY

  I get glimpses of your other work in your videos - and would like to see more of it, too. The flowers are beautiful - but show us some other work!Frank Schaeffer added 2 new photos. Published by Hal Fickett · 30 mins ·In the market for beautiful artwork? For a limited time only, I'm offering to personally give live virtual tours of my gallery via Skype or FaceTime. Email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com to set up an appointme … [Read more...]

Once in a while I see the work of a young artist and a bomb goes off in my head

  Once in a while I see the work of a young artist and a bomb goes off in my head— I mean that in a good way. Heather Murphy is one such artist. Her work reminds me of O’Keefe, with shades of Warhol. She can paint! But her painting has a freedom to it that’s stunning. I mean— what to make of an artist that paints rock star icons AND flowers, pop posters that could have been Pink Floyd album covers AND lyrical almost transparent studies of nature? Then there’s her humor. Look I’l … [Read more...]

“Crown Of Thorns”

As a painter I think visually. What happened to the crown of thorns after it was removed from Jesus' head? Where was it on Easter morning? Here's one answer. Much love to you all as we travel through Lent together. You may explore my other paintings here.  Follow Frank Schaeffer on Twitter: www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank Schaeffer's paintings HERE!Follow Frank on Facebook HEREFrank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book -- And God Said, "Billy!" exploring the roots of A … [Read more...]

My NEW Art Website Is Up & Working Nicely Many Thanks for Checking it Out!

 From: Frank Schaeffer-- Please check out my paintings on my new art Website Frankschaefferart.comI recently launched my new Website where you can see my new paintings. I hope you'll take a look. So far I've sold 7 works from the site. (I cut the gallery mark up and thus save buyers who contact me off the site 50%.)Joy in JulyOil on canvas18 x 18When I was a young man I was a serious artist back in L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where I grew up. Shows followed … [Read more...]

Here Are My Paintings That Sold So Far in the Last 10 Days of My Online Art Show

My art website Frankschaefferart.com opened my first online art show a few days ago. Here's what sold so far this week. I am very grateful for the interest and patronage! Thank you! Here's where you can see more of my art that is still for sale...Tulip Paradise  Oil on canvas 10 x 10 SOLDIris Meditation Oil on canvas 24 x 24 SOLDJune Wedding Oil on canvas  8 x 8 SOLDTulip Prayer Oil on canvas 10 x 10 SOLDFollow Frank Schaeffer on Twitter: w … [Read more...]