Monday, August 25, 2014

Serendipity


Phew.
          Today was one more example of why I’m grateful that the model of Retired Husband I drew in life’s lottery isn’t the inert, recliner-planted, tv-watching type (although let's admit it - there’s a little bit of that in all of us).


Just about the time I think I’m going to be reduced to a lively discussion – with space-filling photographs – of my experiences cleaning the refrigerator, something comes along to provide a post for my blog.

          My spouse has just put the last brushstroke on his latest painting. It’s based on a photograph from our 2013 trip to Cape Cod
         Here’s the inspiration:
As you may recall, he started about here:



. . . and progressed to here:


. . .and now we have a finished product.
Not bad for someone who's only on his sixth painting. 



He also recently attended a two-day class on painting clouds in acrylics. 

Since he usually works in oils, this provided instruction in two areas. 



Granted, it was a painting intended more as a class exercise than a work of art, but I think it came out pretty well. 

He added a touch of his own: 
Can you guess what time of year we’ll be hanging it?






15 comments:

  1. very impressive. and I did wear gloves during my tear out, just not in the selfie.

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    1. Oh good, Ellen. I've found I can face almost anything as long as I have gloves on.

      Although I guess they wouldn't be too useful during an audit by the IRS. . . .

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  2. This is too neat!
    After her summer fling at fashion drawing my little granddaughter wants "real" art classes. She starts in a couple of weeks and tonight we're going to try a test run of her walking from school to the artist's studio. She is so excited. She could grow up to be your husband. Well, you know what I mean.

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    1. Let's hope she doesn't shoot up to six foot two and suddenly acquire gray hair!

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  3. That painting is beautiful! I would love to be able to paint like that. I really like the other one too with the little witch flying in. :)

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    1. I'm with you. I have a sister who's a bona fide artist and a husband who's becoming one and the only thing I can draw is a tree, and not a very good one at that.

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  4. Well done. that's a good enough reason to stop doing a boring chore. That would make a great header.

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  5. Excellent artistic ability. I am very envious, and so glad you shared.

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  6. I really like his work. What a beautiful scene he had to work with. That is only his 6th?? Mercy the guy has blossoming talent.

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  7. See how great retirement can be! He is very talented! :)

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  8. Keeps him out of your hair and provides you with wall furniture.

    What will his 60th painting be like when he achieves this on his 6th attempt? Congratulations to him - and you.

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  9. I wish I could paint like that. I agree with Friko...you will enjoy watching his talent grow.

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