Do you buy art?
I'm always on the lookout for small original paintings of flowers, landscapes, coastal and country scenes. Both my budget and empty wall space are limited. Looking for these in flea markets and thrift shops, where prices are often affordable, I have to admit not many have 'spoken to me' over the years.
Saturday I spent about an hour at SuzAnna's Antiques. Weather was pleasant and the shopping crowd impressive. Everyone wants to get out and about on a good day in February when Winter has become rather tiresome. Thoughts of treasure hunting and home projects takes over for those of us who love the hunt.
What do you think? A still life in acrylic on board measuring 24 X 20, and it definitely spoke to me! I went back several times to look and each time I loved it a little bit more. I was able to visualize it without the somewhat dismal frame which had been painted a tan shade and then glazed with something which didn't work with the flowers. I asked Susie if I could just purchase the painting and leave the frame behind and she agreed, so Jasmin (my granddaughter who works there) removed it for me and wrote up the ticket for the agreed price of $35 which I thought was a bargain.
Once released from the frame this painting was even more lovely.
Something about way the poppies are arranged - well not arranged - which
is the way I love to display real flowers.
For now I have placed the painting on the mantel which will eventually
be rearranged for Spring. Note my flowers from Valentine's Day are
still beautiful - thank you Bob and Trader Joe's.
Our weather has turned chilly and wet again. This painting is brightening
up the north facing room and I'm really pleased I decided to purchase.