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October 11, 2011

Back in May, after the Mother and Child series, I blogged about this new project.

Here’s how it works: You send me a digital file or a link to a sacred song or hymn, perhaps your favorite hymn in your mission language. I collect the hymns and embed them in the wings of a singing angel painting. If you’re interested in participating in this project, email your hymn to (jkirk(at)

And here’s my first painting in the series:

Hymns, mixed media on panel, by J. Kirk Richards

Here’s the painting in its early stages. You can see how I started with hymn pages and a hymnbook cover.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Felicia Barnes permalink
    November 26, 2011 8:33 pm

    I want to thank you for all that you have shared in your blog. I have just discovered it and read every single entry from the beginning. I learned so much and enjoyed seeing your artwork and getting a glimpse into the life of an artist. I have raised 5 children and the sixth one is growing up, so I have now time for my second calling as an artist. I have so much to learn and a lot of it I get from blogs like yours as well as inspiration. Thank you again.

    • November 26, 2011 11:47 pm

      Thanks Felicia! I’ve been kind of busy and haven’t taken the time to post lately, but I’ll have some new things coming soon. Good luck with your new projects! Kirk

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