Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


February is a very special month for Wes and me! Twenty one years ago, one beautiful evening, after the sun had just set, Wes asked me to marry him. We were at my favorite place, the beach, and he was on his knees in the sand, with the relaxing sound of the waves gently splashing in the background, and a gentle warm breeze blowing about. It was a very special moment indeed, one that we’re both still extremely thankful for 21 years later! We’re planning to enjoy our Valentine’s Day with a hike to Spruce Flat Falls, one of my, now, all time favorite places! Afterward, we’ll enjoy a romantic supper at Pizza Hut that evening. Our first date was at a Pizza Hut in Okeechobee, so it holds a special place in our hearts. I hope you too enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day, whatever you may be doing!
Wes gave a lecture on the history of Miniature Art this past week, to the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild. It was very well attended, and I don’t think there was a seat left in the room, and everyone seemed to really enjoy it, asking many question after the presentation. We’ll be at the Southeastern Wildlife Festival “SEWE” this next weekend in Charleston, SC. There will be @ 50 of our miniatures paintings that are new to the show this year. We look forward to seeing many of you there! We’ve been very busy finishing up a couple of miniatures this past week that will be featured at the show.

Fresh off the easel: I finished my miniature painting of a trail ride that we enjoyed while in Dubois, WY several years ago. We were there at the SKBF Workshop, and that day was certainly a highlight for me, as I love to ride horses! There are actually 13 horses and riders featured in the miniature, many of which are our fellow wildlife artist friends.

"The Trail Ride" by Rachelle, measures 3¾ x 3¾ inches.


I
also finished a miniature painting of one of our dog friends, J.T.  When he lived in Townsend, we would see him often, and I don’t know who enjoyed his pettings and back scratches more, him or me!

"The Loyal Companion" by Rachelle, measures 2¾ x 2¾ inches.

Wes finished his miniature painting of an adorable piggy that lives, obviously very contentedly, at the Wichita Zoo in Kansas.

"Sweet Dreams" by Wes, measures 2¾ x 2¾ inches.

He also finished a miniature painting of a gorgeous Seagull that was photographed on Honeymoon Island, while we were there last month. The wave had just crashed a bit higher than he had anticipated, catching him a bit off guard, making for a perfect painting opportunity, especially with the beautiful late afternoon lighting!

"Surprised by the Surf" by Wes, measures 3 x 2 inches.

Well, Valentine’s Day means that the much anticipated spring is drawing nearer!!

Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Happy Valentines Day to you both! Ain’t love grand!! Wow, some wonderful new work from you two!! Love the composition on “The Trail Ride”, Rachelle and great colors and subject in Wes’s work, “Surprised by the Serf”! The best to you on your wildlife show!

  2. Fred Weiser

    Hi Guys,
    Happy early Valentines Day. We all went to Dinner this afternoon to beat tomorrows anticipated crowds.We sure enjoyed Dave’s Lecture this afternoon, thanks for the heads up.
    Love Rachelles new piece, “Trail Ride”, awesome job, as is JT. Like Wes’ new pieces also.
    Have a fun hike tomorrow, love Spruce Flats, good choice.
    Everyone here sends their Love.
    Fred

    1. Hi Fred,
      Thank you! I know you all enjoyed your dinner, especially Barb! Glad you enjoyed Dave’s lecture as well, it’s very interesting. Thanks so much for the compliments on the new paintings, I’m glad you like them! Oh, you know we’ll have fun on our hike, we’ll be in the woods!!
      Love to all 🙂
      Rachelle

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