Friday, September 20, 2013

30 Days of Photographs IV - Transparent

For transparent, I present you with a painting by the late D. L. Valdes.  He lived in New Mexico.  We love Santa Fe and visit when we can.  A favorite activity was visiting his shop just to see what cool paintings and prints he had done since the last time.  We have several of his prints, all reflective of the high desert and/or animals of the area.  It was a sad, sad, visit when we learned he had passed away.

How many wolves do you see?  Oh, and doesn't it look great over our fireplace?

I bet they don't have transparent wolves in Finland but you might want to check.

22 comments:

Babs-beetle said...

That's a very interesting painting!
I see two wolves. Are there any more?

Cheryl said...

What a lovely painting but I have my eye of that mantel and brickwork. We forgot to buy a house with a fireplace and now I lust after everyone else's. See what happens when you don't pay attention to the details? Be careful out there.

Ziva said...

What a beautiful painting! We have plenty of wolves in Finland, but none as pretty or as transparent as these.

nonamedufus said...

That's an amazing piece of art. It looks great over the mantle.

ReformingGeek said...

@Babs - It was love at first sight for us. I think there's two, maybe three, if that top cloud is forming a wolf.

@Cheryl - Thanks! We love the brick. It's not common around here so we feel unique!

@Ziva - Thanks. Hee Hee. Finnish wolves rock, I'm sure.

@noname - Thanks! We've had it awhile and it's still one of our favorites.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh, wow! What a fabulous painting.


How sad the artist has since passed away.

Linda Medrano said...

I love the painting and the photo!

Lauren Salkin said...

What a haunting painting. Really cool looking.

Tami Von Zalez said...

A fireplace or woodstove is a MUST HAVE on my list.

Interesting artwork and a perfect place to display it.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I like any painting/picture with a moon in it, and this one looks great over your fireplace.

I don't anything about wolves in Finland, but I can report that Ziva's eyes are as gray and as piercing as a wolves' eyes.

ReformingGeek said...

@meleah - Thanks. It really works well in our den.

@Linda - Thanks!

@Lauren - It is a bit eerie, isn't it?

@Tami - Thanks. It's the perfect size for above the fireplace.

@MikeWJ - Thanks! Wow. Grey eyes? Cool. In a former life, she was a wolf!

Shawn said...

Wow! That is transparent. I can see the moon outside.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Oh! I think I've seen some of this guy's work before, only without knowing whose it was. Very neat. And very sad that the world has lost him.

Timothy Hecht said...

Love the painting. I could hang that here somewhere.

ReformingGeek said...

@Shawn - Amazing!

@Jay - Wow. That's cool that you've seen his stuff. He was very talented.

@Timothy - Thanks. I bet it would fit right in!

Collette Palmer said...

Beautiful! And Evil Twin didn't spoil the pic ;)

Katherine said...

That is crazy beautiful!

Kalyan Panja said...

nice capture...lovely!

Paula Wooters said...

The perfect painting for over your mantle!

ReformingGeek said...

@Collette - Thanks. Evil Twin was in her closet sulking.

@Katherine - Thanks!

@Kalyan - Thanks!

@Paula - Thanks. We've had it for quite awhile now and still enjoy it.

Janine Kain said...

Evocative painting.

P.J. said...

Very cool. Love local artists. It's a wild piece, too.


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