On a whim last year, he signed up to take oil painting lessons at a local art gallery. The instructor, a successful Fredericksburg artist, has taken my husband's raw talent and helped him shape it into so much more. Please indulge me this morning, while I take a moment to brag on him a bit.
This is a painting my husband did for me ... a mama hen with three chicks, representing me and our three daughters.
Anything he paints that has wrinkles or shadows or shiny stuff is guaranteed to be exceptional.
He is also very good at capturing personality and expression ... especially in dog portraits (he hasn't tried a cat yet, so I'll let you know how that goes when it happens.)
This next one is my favorite dog portrait, and not just because I took the photo that this was painted from. One of his Facebook friends said it best. She said, "I expect that if I touched this painting, the nose would be wet and the ears would feel like velvet."
The paintings that he enjoys most are the ones where he captures a story of people. His most recent painting is this one, from a photo I took while we were on vacation in Key West last November.
Isn't he fantastic!!
To see more of my husband's art, and to get details on how you can have one of his paintings for yourself, click HERE to visit his web site.
Happy Friday, Everyone!