Tuesday, October 8, 2013

M is FOR...

....A MONUMENTAL MOMENT
Even though I have been painting and drawing since the eighties, I have never put my paintings in an Art Show before.  It was a MAJOR  MOMENT when I first presented them on my blog.  But this past weekend the Park had an Art Show and I took my courage in both hands and exhibited some of my paintings.  



The venue was not great for photographs and the light reflections were all wrong but I had taken some photos before I submitted them. The five on the right are mine.

 

This is "Reynard", a Prisma Color drawing.


This is my personal favorite called, "GOING HOME" (Watercolor)



"NORTH WALES", I take little credit for this, because tho' it is so beautiful, it is an almost perfect reproduction of a card I bought a good number of years ago. (Watercolor)
  


"LEO, THE MAGNIFICENT"(Watercolor)


"THEY SHALL RISE UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES", (watercolor). I painted this for the occasion of relocating our school from its place in Carlsbad to Oceanside in 1991.




"PEACE" (Watercolor). This is not a dove as many seemed to think, but a seagull sheltering in a hole in the cliffs while the storm rages without.

Our ABC Wednesday continues this week with the letter M.  Many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Owen Green and the others on the team who have navigated us thirteen times through the alphabet.   

29 comments:

Leslie: said...

Wow Chris! Magnificent Marvelous You have been blessed with a wonderful talent. Do show the pictures as often as possible.

Leslie
abcw team

Terra said...

I love your lion, to me after reading the Chronicles of Narnia, lions are now Aslan. I think you should keep showing your paintings at every opportunity.

Nonnie said...

MAGNIFICENT! I especially love the details in the lion.

mrsnesbitt said...

Fantastic Chris. Did you see my post prior to my ABC Wednesday? Withernsea and beyond? We were on our way home when Jon said "I can see Flamborough Head so I know we are on the right road." I thought of you. xxx

Hildred said...

Good for you! I am sure you were pleased with the response to your lovely pictures.

photowannabe said...

Bravo for the mighty fine artworks. I'm proud of you showing your work like that.
They are all prize winners to me.
There is nothing wrong with an exact reproduction of a postcard. it takes a good eye and talent to do that.

Roger Owen Green said...

That is, needles to say, a HUGE deal. Very well done, and deserved.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Chris, I so proud of you. This is just the beginning.

Your painting and prisma pencil drawing are so beautiful, and I'm so glad you were brave and put then in a show.

Great way to share your work with the letter "M"

snafu said...

Mmm, they are Magnificent, the Most, Mighty good. Glad you got the courage to show them, they deserve a wide audience. They are all good but my favourite is the eagle. That is the kind of picture I could have on the wall and look at again and again. Quite some talent.

Ann said...

Definitely a leap of faith and you really succeeded in the show. I love your watercolors!!!!
Ann

Mersad said...

I think they are beautiful! Well done. I hope you had success and a nice response.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

kaybee said...

Mighty proud of My Marvellous sister! My, but those paintings and drawings are Magnificent. May you win Monumental awards!

Reader Wil said...

Congratulations Chris! Your paintings are magnificent! Wonderful!
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team

Joy said...

Great to have your paintings on show. You do yourself a disservice by calling the North Wales painting a copy because you have managed to show the particular northern light to perfection.

Lea said...

These are wonderful!
I especially like Reynard!
Have a great day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

magiceye said...

Beautiful work!!

Beverley Baird said...

Congratulations on the art show! Love your work!

claude said...

Wow, Chris ! What talent you have !
I love the fox, the lion and the eagle.
Very good work !

Tracy Crenshaw said...

Beautiful paintings. As someone who only hopes to draw a decent stick figure, I am slightly envious of anyone who has such artistic talent. Thank you for sharing these with us.

Patty said...

The paintings and photos all look lovely to me. I wish I knew how to do water colors.

Barbara said...

They are good. My favourite is the one with the sheep and red house with mountains in the background.

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