Monday, January 25, 2016

My Hubby the Painter

As I mentioned in my last post, every single one of his dental patients canceled their appointments on Friday and Saturday because of snow. Most of the roads weren't plowed, so aside from church on Sunday and a few walks through our neighborhood, we relaxed at home all weekend. It was glorious.

 And now we have two beautiful new paintings, courtesy of Mr. Handsome. (Click here to see a picture of his first painting from back in December.) My husband is becoming quite the artist. Seeing his face light up when he finishes a painting makes me so happy! Not only does his new hobby act as a stress reliever, but it also gives us meaningful decor to hang in our home.

What do you think?


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  1. Anonymous1/25/2016

    I like the pictures! Do they say something about his mood? The first one I suggest says vulnerability to isolation and the second one suggests nature's natural beauty also has a tempestuous side.

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    1. I hadn't thought about that, but you could be right, although he usually asks me for input when deciding what to paint. :)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous1/26/2016

      Then maybe you are revealing your moods.

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  2. Shela G1/25/2016

    Mr Handsome has talent!! The paintings are lovely and I bet they look great hanging in your home.

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    1. Thank you, Shela! I do enjoy hanging them on our walls!

      Ellie

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  3. Sarah L1/25/2016

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Your husband has real talent. Give him my congratulations!! The top one is very peaceful and the bottom one is inspiring. (at least to me it is)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! I'll pass on your congratulations to him. He will be glad to hear that you find them peaceful and inspiring.

      Ellie

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    2. Sarah L1/27/2016

      Your welcome! Thank you so much for answering.

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  4. Anonymous1/25/2016

    I love the first one! Very talented indeed.

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  5. Anonymous1/25/2016

    Wow, very nice!

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    1. Thanks so much! He will be thrilled to hear all these positive comments about his artwork.

      Thanks for being a loyal reader. :)
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous1/25/2016

    What a beautiful job! This could be his back-up profession - :) Has he ever tried to paint you?

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    1. Thanks! Maybe we will start entering them into art competitions. He hasn't tried to paint me yet. The technique he uses (called wet-on-wet) isn't the best for painting people, but I'm hoping he will learn how soon. :)

      Ellie

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  8. Amazing!!! :-D
    ~The redheaded girl.

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    1. Thank you, redheaded girl!

      I'm blessed to have you as a reader.
      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous1/25/2016

    wow-those are nice and would be beautiful to hang in your home! And you personally know the artist :) How neat is that ?!

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    1. Thank you. :) I am really enjoying hanging his paintings around our home.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous1/25/2016

    Average or below for a ''hobby artist''. I have a bachelors in art and education. My 10th graders create similar work...

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    1. Anonymous1/26/2016

      Do you know that art is one of the activities all people are encouraged to do so the brain relaxes while they have a positive focus utilizing creative parts of their brain. Or in other words activities are done for good mental health. Your comment seems somewhat discouraging! More power to anyone who does arts and crafts and if necessary to help them get them some ear plugs and socks to manage the shooting gallery with!

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    2. Anonymous1/26/2016

      I think he is an awesome painter. And you words were mean and hurtful!!

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  11. Anonymous1/25/2016

    He's not an artist, nor a painter. He hasn't had formal education, correct? I worked hard for my art degree!

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    1. He took a painting class as a young child but hasn't done any painting (or taken any other painting classes) since then. I'm sure your art degree has helped you become a wonderful artist.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous1/26/2016

      In a short talk I heard about maintaining good mental health doing arts and crafts was advised as a way for the brain to relax just as you suggested here Ellie. Degrees are definitely not an issue, any arts and crafts one wants to do qualify. That Mr Handsome is doing good pictures is a bonus result but if he gets too good and it becomes a serious cottage industry for him; then, he may have to bounce a ball against the side of your house to relax and that will drive you nuts when you are inside trying to think what to write.

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    3. Anonymous1/26/2016

      Ouch! Has a law been broken? At least he'll be able to keep himself occupied for producing illegal art.

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    4. Anonymous1/26/2016

      I am starting to realize there are always those people who think everyone has to get a degree in anything before they should do it. I do not agree with that thinking.

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    5. Anonymous1/29/2016

      What's wrong with someone finding enjoyment in painting even without an art degree?
      What I take from this post is that he likes this hobby very much, and Ellie likes to see him happy and likes to have two nice paintings to hang.
      What's wrong with people enjoying the small good things in life?
      I think that to be offended because Ellie called her husband a painter is so overboard... I mean, she's just proud of her husband, which is a cute thing to see, and, also, as someone who does it for a hobby he's pretty good.

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  12. Anonymous1/25/2016

    Both paintings are beautiful, but I like the painting of the cabin in the woods the best. If you don't have a place for it you can give it to me. Ha! Ha! God Bless & Take Care

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    1. Thank you! Haha, he will be tickled to hear that you like it that much! I'll try to convince him to do a painting to raffle off on my blog.

      Ellie

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  13. stacey1/25/2016

    Love the pictures it is so peaceful to look at them.Would he think about selling them sometime?

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    1. Thanks, Stacey! He would LOVE to sell his paintings, and he will be thrilled to hear that you think they are worthy of being sold. If you know anyone who would like one, feel free to email me (NashvilleWife@gmail.com).

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  14. Anonymous1/26/2016

    Wow, he's really good! I personally think the blue in the first one is too intense, but other from that they are really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! I agree that the blue is intense, but in person, it looks great. :)

      Ellie

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  15. Anonymous1/26/2016

    His colour choices are wonderful, just looking at Mr Handsomes' beautiful scenic pictures makes a body feel good!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad to hear that!

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  16. Anonymous1/26/2016

    Very nice work! I love the way the still water looks so real in the top painting.

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    1. He was wondering if the water in the top painting actually looks realistic, so he will be thrilled to hear that you think it does!

      Ellie

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  17. Anonymous1/26/2016

    You will have an illustrator for all your books.
    Degrees and certificates are not needed. He is good enough.

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    1. That's very true! I've never pictured myself writing children's books, but perhaps I should start. Thanks for the idea.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  18. Anonymous1/26/2016

    When I first saw these I consciously thought I just love the blue colors.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for reading my blog.

      Ellie

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  19. Anonymous1/27/2016

    Love the paintings. The second one remains ne of being on a beach and watch the ocean.

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    1. Glad you like them! I think the ocean painting is my favorite so far.

      Ellie

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  20. Go painter go! Congrats to you both! =)

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    1. Thank you, Calgary Painters!

      Ellie

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  21. He's really good, did he paint both of them in just one weekend?

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