On Saturday morning before I got extremely sick Matt and I were out and about and I saw something I loved. At a decor store there was this painting on canvas of Santa and get this……they were selling it for $195. Yikes and no way! Matt said to me “I can do this” which I believed but even I didn’t know the extent of his talent or his determination.
While I was sick on the couch Saturday afternoon Matt left to run an errand and he came back with a canvas, paint, brushes and pencils………….he then spent the next 3 hours doing this……..You like our “make shift” easel?

Matt started by sketching the Santa ALL free hand! I knew that Matt was talented, in the past he even sketched one of his tattoos.

After the sketch was thru he started with the paint and I was starting to be amazed…………

And here you go, can you BELIEVE that Matt did this all by himself, no pattern>??? Matt’s talents continue to amaze me, and this blew me away………I mean this looks professional to me!

We hung his new painting in our kitchen for the Holidays and when he was done all he said was “that was fun”! It is funny how it seems that an artist is trapped inside his former college baseball player and current Insurance man body!

I would say that this painting is worth way more than the $195 we originally saw it for because this was made with love!


  1. Amy
    November 29, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    WOW!!! Matt did an amazing job!!! The painting is beautiful!!!

  2. Erin
    November 29, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    It's GORGEOUS!!!

  3. Jodie
    November 29, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    OMG!!! Way to go Matt!!! It's amazing!

  4. kkbccguy
    November 29, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    That is AMAZING!! HOw much does he charge LOL…I love it!!

  5. Mariel
    November 29, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    That is amazing! I wish I had some inner talent like that!

  6. Becky
    November 29, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    I am super impressed! Great job Matt!!! When is he gonna paint me one.

  7. Anonymous
    November 29, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    OMG! Amazing! Goooo Matty!! WOW. He wanted to make you happy. 🙂

  8. Meg {henninglove}
    November 29, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    holy moly! that is so awesome! wow your husband definitely has great artistic ability. has he made anything else hanging up in your house?

  9. tara
    November 29, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    So awesome and so sweet!

  10. The Burtons
    November 29, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    OMG that painting is awesome!! I would pay money for that!

  11. Daisi
    November 29, 2011 / 8:31 pm

    Wow – that is amazing! I bet you could sell those for quite a bit… it's beautiful!

  12. You Can't Spell Practical Without Traci
    November 29, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    WOW. That is absolutely incredible!!! Way to go, Matt!

  13. Carly Ann
    November 30, 2011 / 2:37 am

    that is great! He could make a little extra cash during the holidays with that skill!

  14. mistymadisonjo
    November 30, 2011 / 4:08 am

    That is amazing and beautiful. Props to Matt!

  15. Caroline
    November 30, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    What an awesome painting to have forever! I love high contrast style art. So neat that he was able to freehand that!

  16. Curly Girl Confessions
    November 30, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    New to your blog! Your husband is extremely talented…not that you didn't know that. :)AND- I love your new car. Aren't new cars the best?!http://jantoinette.blogspot.com/

  17. Micki
    December 1, 2011 / 1:53 am

    I LOVE that!! You should skip the Black Friday shopping and have Matt paint gifts next year!! He needs to sign and date them on the back.

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