A couple of paintings that I thrifted are now hanging in my home. Who says art has to be expensive? I purchased this one at an estate sale for practically nothing. A couple of dollars if I remember right. I asked about the history and I was told the couple had visited Greece or perhaps it was Crete and had purchased it from a street artist.
I think the name is G. Grigoros ?
This one I loved and could hardly buy it fast enough. I don't remember asking any questions about it.
The Flash brightened it in the above photo. The colors are really quite soft.
The primitive painting is my favorite style
I loved how it was framed but, as in many I've seen in galleries, the frames could use some work.
I have not seen anything online about the artist, nor do I expect to.
It just makes me feel happy. It may make an appearance on my mantle in January.
This one I bought, but suspect it's a composite of several artists that mass produce work.
The scene reminds me of an English Countryside. I'm a lover of Miss Read books and other English authors, so it appealed to me.
I found the gilt frame for $5.00 at another sale and the two were a perfect fit.
The roses on the left were fresh roses that aged beautifully and I kept them. A doily and a teacup and saucer would make a nice vignette, eh? Perhaps for February.
Are you a closet Artist?
I wrote this article awhile back when a friend of mine held a show. I was amazed at the response she had and what fun it was to go to her show. She sold quite a few of her paintings. I realized that it's a matter of getting your work out there to be seen. She held her show at an antique shop and this is how she did it:
Holding and Art Exhibition
Artists everywhere are hiding their work in closets, stacked in their garage and even collecting dust in the attic. How can anyone appreciate them? Your talent is God given and if you have a desire to paint, sculpt or create fiber art, you must find your audience. There are many who wish to support local artists.
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