Monday, January 16, 2012

It's an off and on snowy day here in Santa Fe, the kind where you feel like lighting candles and curling up in a comfy chair with a book and some cocoa. And some popcorn and cookies. And Doritos. And perhaps a pudding cup.

So, feeling a bit lazy, I thought I'd just share with you a lovely painting that my husband, RVPainter, painted Plein air up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that tower over Santa Fe. Those are the mountains in that photo in my previous post "Interlude."

This painting by RVPainter is called "Winter in the Sangre de Cristos." It's acrylic done with palette knife on gallery-wrapped canvas, 36"high by 24"wide.

Winter in the Sangres
Acrylic in palette knife on gallery-wrapped canvas
36 by 24
by J. Richard Secor

26 comments:

  1. Yo DW thanks for the press time - I appreciate it. With our RV Adventure - lots of Plein air time coming our way - lots of painting avenues to go down - WAY COOL!!!!

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  2. What a lovely painting. You are clearly both talented!

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  3. Love the colors on the tree looking so natural! sandie

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  4. A beautiful painting.

    And you've got me craving hot chocolate!

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  5. Thanks folks - and he did it all with a palette knife - no brush!

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  6. Thanks Delores - I'll tell him you said so.

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  7. How beautiful. How talented he is. Thank you.

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  8. Love the painting. I spent years as a kid trying to draw and paint. Turns out if you spend a lot of time practicing you can still be horrible. :) I found I can put pictures into fabric much better than on a canvas so I started designing my own quilts.

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  9. Wow! It's quite lovely. It makes me wish for long quiet days of cross country skiing.

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  10. Beautiful...I love the texture of the bark.

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  11. You two are so talented!! I think your husband should provide the drawings for your next book! :)

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  12. That kind of talent so handy keeps your home (house, apartment, RV) beautifully decorated. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Elephant's Child: thank you, I'll tell him (though he might be peeking anyway)

    SP - I know exactly what you mean! And we're lucky you found quilting.

    Christa - yes, exactly!

    Stephanie - he'll be delighted you noticed that :-)

    Becky, I'll tell him xo

    Sally - I've been so lucky to have his beautiful art all around our home.

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  14. I love your description of winter. Wouldn't it be lovely to just curl up like that with all those creature comfort foods around? The painting is absolutely beautiful!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  15. Hi Megan and Paul! I love this painting - it's one of my favorites - I just love looking at it. Megan, there is a coziness to winter than can be delightful - especially if you have the luxury of just staying home and not driving in it!

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  16. Melissa....sounds like you are quite a pair....talented in so many ways....thank you for the wonderful comments over at my blog.
    "this painting is amazing!"

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  17. Dee Ready1/17/2012

    Dear Melissa Ann,
    Thank you for sharing your husband's painting with us. He wields that palette knife very effectively as I can feel the bark of those trees.

    And thank you too for your suggestion as to how I might make your blog smaller for my screen. You gave me good advice! I'm so technologically challenged that I truly appreciate others, like yourself, helping me out.

    Peace.

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  18. Dear Melissa Ann,
    Thank you for sharing your husband's painting with us. He wields that palette knife very effectively as I can feel the bark of those trees.

    And thank you too for your suggestion as to how I might make your blog smaller for my screen. You gave me good advice! I'm so technologically challenged that I truly appreciate others, like yourself, helping me out.

    Peace.

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  19. Love the painting! One of my aunts was an artist. That particular gene missed me. Snowy, snacky days are nice :)

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  20. Hi Carrie, thank you for coming by and for the kind words.

    Dee - I'm glad that worked -I also reduced my font one size.

    Carol, always good to see you! xo

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  21. Hi Melissa .. love those trees - they look like Silver Birches we have here in the UK .. we used to peel the white paper bark off to light fires when I was a Girl Guide ..

    Great picture and post - loved the creative one too .. cheers Hilary

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  22. Wow, I had no idea your husband was so talented. What a beautiful painting!! I'm going to check out his other works now, this is wonderful.

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  23. Hi Hilary and Julie, thanks for the lovely words. He is very talented. On his site, he often just "plays around" for demo purposes. But he can create some pretty impressive works! xo

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