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Weidmann's instant classic is an intricate pen and ink drawing where tools of various crafts are represented within a classic, organic and semi-symmetrical design intended to stir on the new generation of master creators and crafters. Craftsmanship beautifully takes center stage, emboldened by the charge, Preserve the Past, Forge the Future.
What is your craft?
One of the world's most prolific storytellers, C.S. Lewis, is immersed in his own tale as he encounters the face of Aslan, a most Untamed Lion.
In Deuteronomy (4:24), God describes himself as a Consuming Fire- a jealous God who pursues his people despite their constant rebellion against Him. God our Father is the light in the darkness; a fire burning bright who yearns for a relationship with His creation. He looks away from the viewer to show God’s inability to truly commune with His people in the Old Testament because they were cloaked in sin.
From the burning embers of Weidmann’s imagination, this piece is brought to life through swirling tones of charcoal and graphite. With a reminiscent gaze upon his weathered face, a sailor peers into the smoke of his pipe, recalling his adventures at sea. More than an illusory transition of smoke to sea to man, this piece speaks to the cyclical motion of life: the rough waters that pass beneath you form the person you will become.
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Weidmann's latest capstone drawing compiles classic elements recognizable to the world-wide community of calligraphers and penmanship enthusiasts alike. This piece represents over 200 hours of intricate design, detail and delicate execution and is sure to become an instantly beloved work among Weidmann's collection.
Collect this piece in two different sizes at the early collector's price for pre-orders.
12" x 15" size is UNLIMITED EDITION. These are signed by the artist but are not numbered.
20" x 24" size is LIMITED EDITION of 50. THERE ARE ONLY 5 LEFT IN THIS LIMITED EDITION! These are signed and numbered by the artist and come with a certificate of edition.
Pre-order pricing will last until Saturday, January 6th and pre-orders are expected to be ready to ship by January 11th.
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The hummingbird is romanticized in this dynamic design as it pays tribute to the vintage technique of calligraphic off-hand flourishing. Like the hummingbird, the power of the message is in its details. The entanglement of line work speaks to the essence of love in combining two separate bodies, male and female, as a unified whole. Small imperfections grafted into the symmetry establish its own perfection.
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The flourishing off the wingtips of this humble bird shows the powerful impact of a single, small life.
This piece emerged from the sorrow felt in the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, taking place on December 14, 2012. The night of the tragedy, Jake, like countless others, tried to comprehend the wreckage of the day. In the midst of helplessness, a hopeful message stirred in the heart of the artist and emerged a flourishing bird-in-flight.
This little bird is a messenger of hope: though evil is rampant, goodness prevails. Each life is precious in the eyes of God and it is through Him that innocence and hope is restored.
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul…Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”
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Following the decorated style of his last hymn of 'It Is Well With My Soul,' Weidmann's latest gallery release brings beautiful imagery to the celebrated Gospel hymn, 'His Eye is On the Sparrow' --Written 113 years ago, the lyrics still grip the hearts of people today.
Originally written by Civilla D. Martin in the early spring of 1905, the lyrics were the outcome of an experience Martin and her husband shared with a crippled couple whom they had formed a deep friendship with. Upon asking where their bright hopefulness came from, despite their limiting physical conditions, they shared their secret in a single line of beauty and simplicity: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me." These words of boundless faith spurred the imagination of Civilla Martin and continue to have a lasting impact on the souls of many to this day.
The calligraphic script of lyrics encircles the Sparrow, perched on a blooming branch to signify the time in which Civilla Martin would have first penned these lyrics in early spring of 1905. As the viewer reads through this hymn, line-by-line, they circumvent this fragile bird, being reminded of His faithful watch over us. Around the nest of lyrics, a floral wreath hails on either side, containing spring-blooming flowers. Among them are daisies, crocus, peonies, tulips, and daffodils: each one chosen for its symbolism of cheerfulness, brightness, compassion, perfect love, rebirth, faith and everlasting life.
The banner in the title represents not only the method in which this hymn was first written, on pen and paper, but signifies a banner of Truth and Protection over the Sparrow -- Does God not wave the same banner over our lives through the scriptures? A banner of promise and faithfulness.
The theme of the song is inspired by the words of David in the Psalms and Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible:
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8, NIV
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26, NIV
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29–31, NIV
Limited Edition 300
Measures 17 inches wide by 23 inches tall.
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Throughout the New Testament, the Holy Spirit is described as the Living Water, and Jesus declared whoever drinks of it shall never thirst again (John 4:13). Through Christ’s death on the cross, we now have access to God through His Holy Spirit who dwells within us. Both eyes of the third lion are shown to convey a greater level of intimacy with a God who pursues us and loves us fiercely.
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"When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul."
Weidmann gently weaves a sea of script back into the context from which it first transpired. In the 1800's, Horatio Spafford's, "It Is Well With My Soul," was penned while crossing the ocean scene where the lives of his four daughters were lost in a tragic shipwreck. These words, heavy with feeling and brilliant with praise and peace, are well-worn into the souls of many as one of the world's most beloved hymns. In the midst of terrible loss and heartache, we can declare, "it is well, it is well with my soul!"
Alone we perish, together we flourish.
Alone, a zebra stands out in the Africa landscape, yet together, the stripes of a collective herd serve to confuse and elude its enemies. In breathtaking magnitude, Weidmann explores the theme of power in unification: the impact of many over the independence of one. This is a method that numerous living beings have used physically, mentally, and socially to combat destructive forces for centuries. This tactic is not easily forgotten, nor is the lasting imprint of these vintage forms of flourishing upon the viewer’s vision.
This piece was curated in Denver’s Union Station Crawford Hotel as a permanent installation, July 2014.
Acrylic and Airbrush
Sailors of long ago looked to the heavens to find their way on this earth. Though the seas would churn and the winds would blow, the heavens remained their constant guide. Burning stars above would chart their course across tumultuous seas, which threatened to claim their lives. Beyond the stars sailors spoke of a greater force, which they believed kept them safe and guided them home- this was the divine.
A ‘sojourner’ is a traveler who does not stay long in any one place. Whether we are literally traveling across an open sea or simply making our way through life, we are all sojourners. So, within the center of the compass rose is a ship sailing across high seas- a reminder that life brings waves to crash against our hull and test the strength of our vessel.
Pen and Ink
Weidmann's latest word study centers around an idea that has long worn itself in the hearts of wise men and women.
"Legacy" holds firm in bold gothic lettering from which carefully executed flourishes abound. As the Master thoughtfully lays each stroke of the pen, each stroke of our lives will weave a tale throughout our own legacy.
You are writing your legacy every day. What will yours be?
Limited Edition of 100
Weidmann's latest gallery release features the familiar, highly-detailed style you have come to know in his collectible works. Demonstrated in this piece is a compass rose designed with the writer in mind: calligraphy and fountain pens alike comprise the points of this compass and the charge adorning the perimeter of the design directs the lost writer in a most poetical way...
"When you are lost amind dreams and thoughts,
When feelings fail you and hope departs,
Take the course that is tried and true;
Follow the pen --
Write where it leads you."
Words composed by Jake Weidmann.
Interesting fact: the poetical phrase comprises of 32 words; a traditional compass rose has 32 points. Consider each word of this phrase a point on the Writer's Compass, directing them through the fog of their writer's block!
Pen and Ink (executed using a hand-dip calligraphy pen) 2019.
Reproduced with archival inks on fine art paper. Professionally color-matched to the original.
Limited and Unlimited series available for collection:
10" x 10" unlimited series | Signed by artist.
20" x 20" limited edition series of 200 | Signed and numbered by artist and comes with a Certificate of Edition.
Executed in one continuous line, Weidmann's latest gallery release features the portrait of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. as the very first in his series, The Power of One.
The last single line portrait Weidmann created was a decade ago in 2009, depicting the face of Christ as he looks to the Heavens in The Suffering Servant in a Single Stroke. Since its debut in Weidmann's collection of work, this has been one of his most wildly successful and far-reaching artworks in his career.
Using only one of his handmade calligraphy pens and an inkwell, Weidmann draws these portraits in a continuous line. The flexible pen point of the nib creates a natural pressure system which gives the line varying densities. Beginning at the very center of the nose, the line gets thick and thin to create shadow and highlight of the face, encircling itself again and again, then evens out to a perfect circle.
Weidmann chose this technique to relay the power that one person can have; that the peaceful actions and powerful words of one can create a ripple effect through time, echoing Truth for future generations. The lineage of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. is not forgotten as we celebrate a day in his honor each January. His peaceful action in the civil rights movement revolutionized his culture. We recount his dedication to correcting the injustices of his time and we look to him, a leader in history, as his work is just as relevant today.
The Power of One Series will feature the men and women that have changed the course of history for the betterment of our world. Stay tuned as Weidmann adds to this series one portrait --one line-- at a time.
Wings have become a signature symbol for Weidmann's collection of work as he has incorporated countless sets of wings in his drawings, paintings, and calligraphic-inspired works as well as intricately carving them in wood. The addition of Weidmann's latest bronze sculpture showcases his expert study of wings and their feathering detail.
Modeled after a pair of eagle's wings, this bronze sculpture depicts within it the beauty and grace found on creatures that have long signified the heavenly realm. These wings profoundly remind us of the promise God gives to his people as the Shekinah Glory or dwelling of His divine presence.
This sculpture is available as a limited edition series of 50.
Please note: Because we work with a foundry here in Colorado, our timeline to reproduce each bronze takes 12-14 weeks upon placing your order. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. about when you can expect your sculpture.
All sculptures are mounted on black onyx (as pictured) and finished with a classic French brown.
Weighs 10 lbs 5 ounces
Measures 10.5 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide
Copywrite Jake Weidmann © 2019
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Having grown up in Denver, in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies, I did not have to search far for inspiration for this piece -- it was already stored up in me.
I wanted convey in the composition the rugged beauty of Colorado. The Bison seemed the perfect icon as the city of Denver owns two bison herds. The large, sloping back of the bison I thought worked well to articulate the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains while the skyline of Denver filled in the negative space between it’s front and hind legs. The mighty buffalo’s neck is enwreathed with the “D” and ornamented with columbines, Colorado’s state flower.
The Indian arrow, which crosses through the middle of DENVER speaks to the many tribes that used to travel the Colorado front range, following the bison herds. Finally, the whip of the tail becomes the ligature of the “R” as the final compositional blend of the buffalo, our city, and the name she bears.
I hope this piece serves as an inspiration and a source of Colorado pride to the Denverites here in the Mile High city!
Original executed using a dip pen and hand-ground ink on fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 150.
Sold Out - $ 425.00
On the first day of Spring 2019 comes a flourished bird nesting upon a branch. In his whimsical, trademark style, Weidmann brings forth the old-world art of calligraphic bird flourishing to our modern age. Using a dip pen, hand ground ink, and beautifully textured paper, Weidmann gives spirit to this little bird and ushers in the season of new life.
Measures 8.5" x 11"
Black ink on fine art paper. Olive green, textured.
Sold Out - $ 1,200.00
It wasn't out-of-the-norm for Master Penman of the Golden Age to flourish every imaginable animal in nature, from lions to peacocks, to deer and even fish. Weidmann follows in this Golden Age tradition by bringing new life to a flourished Rainbow Trout -- inspired by the abundant Colorado wildlife surrounding his foothills studio.
This is an original work of art, meaning one will only ever be available. Signed by artist. February 2019.
Measure 12" x 18"
Gold ink on archival black paper.
The Hummingbird | A poem by Harry Hibbard Kemp
"The sunlight speaks and its voice is a bird
It glitters half guessed, half seen, half-heard
Above the flowerbed, over the lawn
A flashing dip, and it is gone
And all it lends to the eye is this...
A sunbeam giving the air a kiss."
Penned by Jake Weidmann in traditional Spencerian script. Spring 2019.
Measures 8" x 12"
Classic brown walnut ink on fine art paper.
The latest release from the Jake Weidmann studio displays a never-before-seen lettering design that displays the artist's skill to master any style. From the fierce and free flourishes of the dancing horse, the phrase "Wild At Heart" blooms in fiery flame from the image of a burning heart. Can you see it?
White Ink on Black Fine Art Paper. All archival materials used in the production of this ORIGINAL artwork.
Measures 12" x 18"
I am a professional artist and certified Master Penman in Denver, CO. The youngest in history among eleven existing Masters today, I received my Master Penman certificate from the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) in July of 2011. I work across numerous mediums in art and calligraphy and I am most well known for my use of traditional calligraphic flourishing and hand lettering in the context of my fine art.
Today, I'm diving into what essentials I use in my painting studio. In my list of favorites, you'll find my go-to (affordable!) brushes, my favorite liquin and a great starter set for basic oil paints, plus the tools I use to stretch my own canvases.
Executed in one continuous line, my latest gallery release features the portrait of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. as the very first in my series, The Power of One.
I'm sharing all my favorite drawing go-to's that have gotten me through some of my best ideas, from conception to completion. Here you'll find my favorite sketchbook, the best drawing pencils, my recommended charcoals, and what papers I use for various projects, plus a whole lot more.
Without further adieu, let's dive into my first love: Drawing!