It has been a while since I’ve shared one of Mr. Handsome’s paintings. Earlier this year, I showed you the flamingo that he gave me for Valentine’s Day, but I don’t believe I have posted the peacock. He gained his inspiration from a picture of a peacock with its feathers spread out that I took as a child.
During a recent visit, my father-in-law saw the flamingo and peacock paintings and told us that those were his favorites of all Mr. Handsome’s paintings. I was surprised, as I didn’t peg him as a bird lover (I expected him to choose one of the ships or country scenes), but I’m thrilled to see him enjoying Mr. Handsome’s art.
Mr. Handsome the painter has recently become interested in a new subject: ships. These three original ship paintings are some of his first attempts. The photos simply don’t do them justice. They are so much better in person, and they blow me out of the water every single time I look at them. No pun intended…
For his mother, Mr. Handsome painted two yellow finches, a type of bird that she sees outside her kitchen window all the time.
If either of these paintings interest you, shoot us an email at NashvilleWife@gmail.com, and Mr. Handsome would be happy to make one for you!
Over the past couple years, I have shared many pictures of Mr. Handsome’s oil paintings. Our house is now filled with them, some rooms displaying as many as four or five, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being surrounded by his artwork always puts a smile on my face.
We are slowly turning his hobby into a business, and he has already sold several paintings to folks in our area. The cardinal pictured above is only $40 plus $7.99 shipping. The canvas is 8 inches x 10 inches, and you can either hang it on a wall or display it on a shelf. Mr. Handsome paints the edges of his paintings, so they look great even without frames.
Update: The painting has been sold, but if you are interested in a similar painting (or another type of bird) send us an email at NashvilleWife@gmail.com, and Mr. Handsome would be happy to make one for you.
Here is a short video of my husband showing off his work of art:
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.
I posted pictures from the adventure-themed wedding shower we threw for my brother and his fiance, as well as snapshots from their Oregon coast wedding, but did I show you the wedding present we gave them?It’s a painting by Mr. Handsome, and it shows a view of the ocean from a place called Road’s End, which is near the wedding venue. He also added a wedding chapel in the foreground. What do you think?
I’ve been away from the computer quite a bit this week and might not be able to moderate comments immediately, but don’t let that stop you from submitting them. I love to hear from y’all, and I’ll get to the comments ASAP. 🙂
Now, onto the post…
Mr. Handsome has been painting again. It’s been about five months since I have shown you his latest masterpieces, so I figured it was about time for an update.
This one is my absolute favorite. He completed it in March and hid it under the guest bed until our anniversary in June. It was all I could do to keep from peeking! The painting is a reproduction of one of our ocean engagement pictures. (We were engaged in Florida.)
Here are a few random landscapes that he has painted so far this summer…
Now before you start wondering why the next one is significantly lower quality than the others, let me tell you that it’s not Mr. Handsome’s. It’s mine. I’ll admit I haven’t painted a picture since elementary school, but I know it’s definitely not nearly as good as my husband’s paintings. Hopefully it’s a decent start, though.