AtoZ Challenge Letter

Happy Tuesday AtoZer’s…Hope your week is going good. The weather is absolutely gorgeous with sun and temps in the 80’s. Believe you me that is a rarity for April in the Midwest i.e. Chicago. We could still be having snow, not kidding.

I thought this might be challenging to find a painting that I could use that the Artist did for the letter “E” but then he said just use Elvis. Of course, one of his favorite performer’s and naturally he has a few different images of The King 😉

Maybe we could do a little music with today’s post (One of my favorite songs by the King) and now I get how the Artist could do so many different looks with his painting’s. He sure was a handsome guy <3

Elvis/Promised Land

Elvis/The King
Elvis/The Early Years
Elvis/Las Vegas

All of the Artist’s paintings can be purchased on the above link. Have a great rest of your Tuesday, thanks for stopping by. Blessings <3 .

Hello Monday AtoZ Blogger’s

Today’s letter for the AtoZ Challenge is

My 3 choices today are Dance, Door and Death….

The first painting he did around this past Christmas. It is a painting of our son Matthew who had an amazing Dance career.

Matthew our 3rd son/The Ballet Dancer

For my next choice is a painting he did of a door. It’s a sweet door of cottage somewhere…

The Cottage Door

My final choice for today’s letter is a painting he worked on during the lockdown and all this Covid Pandemic … It really says it all…

Death/Pandemic

These are my choice for today. I hope you are enjoying all of his amazing artwork. Remember we have a site where all of this artwork can be purchased. Just use the link below to go to his Amazon site. Blessings AtoZ Bloggers’s <3 . I hope your Easter was great. Happy Monday, Happy Week <3 .

Happy Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Easter Sunday too !! It is a beautius day out here in the Midwest. I thought this would be a good song for Song Lyric Sunday…Mr. Jim’s prompt for today is

Blossom/Cherry/Flower

This is a blast from the past with two of my favorite performer’s, “Neil Diamond & Barbara Striesand singing You Don’t Bring Me Flower’s.”

You don’t bring me flowers

You don’t bring me flowers
You don’t sing me love songs
You hardly talk to me anymore
When I come through the door at the end of the day

I remember when
You couldn’t wait to love me
Used to hate to leave me
Now after lovin’ me late at night

When it’s good for you, babe
And you’re feeling alright

Well, you just roll over
And you turn out the light
And you don’t bring me flowers anymore

It used to be so natural (Used to be)
To talk about forever
But used-to-be’s don’t count anymore
They just lay on the floor ’til we sweep them away

And baby, I remember
All the things you taught me

I learned how to laugh
And I learned how to cry

Well I learned how to love
And I learned how to lie

So you’d think I could learn
How to tell you goodbye

You don’t bring me flowers anymore

Well, you’d think I could learn
How to tell you goodbye

You don’t sing to me

And you don’t sing me love songs

You don’t bring me flowers anymore

AtoZ Challenge/Letter

The Artist does really well when it comes to sketching & painting real people. Everyone he has ever recreated in his artwork, he brings that person alive with feeling albeit in a very subtle way…The 1st person is Winston (C)hurchill, a graphite sketch as his medium and the 2nd painting is an oil …

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill/Oil Painting

These next two sketches are using a graphite medium and they are (C)owboy’s i.e. John Wayne…

The Shootist/John Bernard Books

True Grit/Rooster Cogburn

My final choice for today is a sketch he did in graphite for me personally and put it right in front on my desk where I would see it first thing every morning. It is a graphite sketch of Leonard Cohen who wrote and recorded the song, “Hallelujah.” He was a tortured artist who worked very hard to get this piece of music done. It has a fascinating back story. I hope you’ll take a minute and read about it. I promise you it will give a whole new meaning to this song and the person who wrote it !!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallelujah_(Leonard_Cohen_song)

Leonard Cohen/Hallelujah

This is one of my all time favorite songs !!!

I thought I would do a couple more of the Artist for the letter

Paintings b/c he just has so many very cool ones. It’s hard to choose…

Civil War
Connor/Connie 4th Son <3

He really is an amazing artist !!! You can check out more on our Amazon Handmade Acct, linked below…Happy Easter Saturday.

https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Elan-Creations

Happy Good Friday

AtoZ today is the letter

I have picked out 3 paintings for today’s post…I told you at the start I would have no trouble with finding an original painting for each letter in the AtoZ Challenge.

My first choice is the painting titled, “Boots” I really love this one because I see a passion in his work… He has always had an amazing work ethic and this painting has that certain feeling to it … He has always been an extremely hard worker, he just doesn‘t quit and quite frankly that is why he had me at, “Hello” <3 .

Boots

My second choice is one of the Artist’s favorite thing to paint and that is the Beach…I’m sure that is where his heart lives and breathes…

The Beach

The third choice for the letter “B” is going to be, “Boat”. I have named this boat, “The Tradewinds”…

The Tradewinds

As I revisit his paintings’s, I am reminded just what a talented artist he is <3 I hope you are enjoying his beautius artwork <3 Happy Friday, Happy Easter…

Remember you can check out his artwork for sale on the link below….Enjoy your weekend AtoZ blogger’s

https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Elan-Creations

Happy April and AtoZ Begins Today and it’s Letter “A”

Yay, yay for AtoZ…My theme is the Artist’s (i.e. husband’s) original artwork. I was worried I would not have enough original paintings to get me through the alphabet, but after I started adding to my media library…No worries, I have plenty !!!

My Husband (the love of my life) The Artist <3

Today I will start out with a short bio on the Artist…He is my husband of 42 years. His day job is a suit in the city selling commercial title insurance w/an MBA in finance, because we like to eat and live indoors. He is not a starving artist. He paints at night after work. Sometimes I’ll see the light on in his studio at 1/2 in the morning. Some day when we can retire, it will be out to the Atlantic Ocean where we can set up shop and sell his painting’s and he can paint more. He gets his inspiration from the Sea.

The letter today is

From Mz. M Blog

Today I will feature one of my favorite painting’s from the Artist. He painted if for me and the title is “(A)pples in a Basket.” I just love it. It hangs in our kitchen and whenever I look at it, I think of him. I remember him painting it and I had no idea it was going to be a gift for me. I will always treasure it <3 .

Apples in a Basket

I especially enjoy this one in the fall…Enjoy All of his painting’s are available for purchase over at Handmade by Amazon…Link below…

Good Luck AtoZer’s…I’ll be following <3 Happy Spring