Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Tides of March

We woke up to snow-covered ground this morning here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The sun is coming out now, so we're looking forward to walking around the Plaza a little later this morning, and maybe there's one of those Starbucks Peppermint Mochas in my future too ... It's definitely beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas.

Today I want to introduce you to my husband, artist J. Richard Secor, who blogs as RVPainter. His blog is a quirky combination of art talk and painting demonstration, RV tidbits, and faux-curmudgeon bluster (really, the crabby old man routine is just his schtick - he's a very nice man - but don't tell him I told you that!)  He paints in acrylic on paper and canvas. He didn't even start painting until he retired early from banking at age 54 - so Late Bloomers everywhere - take heart!

Richard started out working in watercolor when we lived  in Maine. He painted a lot of lighthouses and seascapes back then, and his palette was quite soft and pastel-ish. When we moved to Santa Fe from Arizona four years ago, he took a long break from painting, and wasn't even sure he would pick it up again. Well, of course, he did. And when he did, he was drawn to the more vibrant colors of acrylic paint.

Lately, he's been drawn again to painting seascapes - maybe because we are looking ahead to our RV adventure next year, when we'll be visiting many of the east coast seaside haunts where we were very happy. The painting I've posted here depicts a moody Maine seascape, and it's called, The Tides of March. You can see more of his work and chuckle along with his crabby artist demo here: RVPainter Blog.

His artwork is always for sale and it's so inexpensive, it's ridiculous!

The Tides of March
J. Richard Secor
12 x 16
Acrylic on Heavy Linen Paper


  1. Hello my DW - I have to say this is my most favorite post you have ever written!!! :>)

    Your DH

  2. Wow, two creative artists in one family. The painting is hauntingly beautiful.

  3. Hi Melissa .. lovely post to a great hubby - talented too .. and I loved that picture .. cheers Hilary

  4. What a beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing it.

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

  5. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!


Talk to me!