Monday, January 23, 2017

A Train Station, a Street Car, and a Bony Cow

As many of you know, Mr. Handsome is a hobbyist painter. He took classes as a child but "put down his brush" for almost 20 years. Last year for Christmas, his coworkers bought him a starter oil painting kit (with guidance from me), and he started watching Bob Ross tutorials.

Thirteen months later, he has created a couple dozen works of art. Painting has been a great stress reliever, and he has enjoyed branching out into different styles.

A few months ago, Mr. Handsome did a painting for my brother and sister-in-law as a wedding present, which I shared with you. For his brother and sister-in-law's wedding, Mr. Handsome painted the old train station in the town where his sister-in-law grew up.


Inspired by our trip to New Orleans and our ride on a historic street car, Mr. Handsome created this work of art:


Out of all the paintings Mr. Handsome has done, my favorite is the bird he painted for my birthday last year, and my second favorite is this farm scene. He says the cow looks too bony, but I think it's cute. He rolled his eyes when I gave it a prominent spot in our kitchen.

16 comments:

  1. Shela G1/23/2017

    More fabulous paintings!! My favorite one of these is the train station. I do agree with you Ellie the cow is cute.

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    1. Thanks, Shela! I'll have to tell him I'm not the only one who thinks the cow is cute. Lol

      Ellie

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  2. Wow, Elle! Tell Mr. Handsome that the "Locomotive at the Station" painting is my favorite one out of the bunch!

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  3. I LOVE YOUR TREES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your use of colour is also great, keep it up, and you inspired,me to PICK UP THE BRUSH, so I say a BIG THANK YOU. If I think their good, I'll send you a pic of my painting, see you never know when, or who you can inspire!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I would love to see your paintings, Justine. Feel free to email them to me.

      Ellie

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  4. Wow hubby certainly has talent! Hard to choose but I think my favourite pairing is the train station!!
    Blessings xxx

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    1. Thank you, Mum-2-8. I'll tell him you said that! If you don't mind me asking, what is the age range of your eight children? Am I right in thinking your Google name means you are the mom to eight kids?

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous1/24/2017

    Now I know where that 97% fat-free ground beef comes from! :)

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    1. Hahaha! That's a good one!

      Ellie

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  6. Boredandblah3941/25/2017

    The train painting is definitely my fave painting. Then again, I just love trains, so combine trains with talented artists and it's win-win!

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    1. Thank you! Sounds like that's the favorite among most people. :)

      Have a blessed day,
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous1/25/2017

    I like the paintings. Mr. Handsome should sat them someplace and sale them. I went to Ocean City last year, there was a store on the boardwalk that had alot of paintings from different artist. There was a small painting of a beach scene, I liked it and it was $35.00. I regret not buying it,and wish I would of a asked about the artist,their name was on the painting.

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    1. That's a great idea. I've been telling him that recently, too. He might try to work up an inventory and sell at art fairs this summer.

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous1/25/2017

    Yawn. Come to art school.

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  9. Anonymous1/27/2017

    I like the barn one the best, but I wish the cow was a horse instead:-)

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