I have a great love for vintage oil paintings, I cannot pass one up if the price is right! Since it it's Show and Tell Friday, I will show off my unbeliveable find from the Brimfield Mass antique show. I found this many years ago. I was wandering the field at May's and stumbled across this beauty. Being uneducated about art, I was drawn to the subject matter and thought it would look wonderful hanging in my kitchen.
I was too afraid to ask the price for fear it would be WAY out of the range of reality. I left for home and couldn't stop thinking about it because I loved it so much. It tugged at me and I made my husband drive me back up to Brimfield that night at dusk. It was getting dark and fear struck me that I may have missed it and wouldn't remember what booth I saw it at. After about a half hour of frenzied running up and down the aisles.....there it was! Dusty and dirty, stuffed in a corner on the ground.... Waiting for me! I swallowed my fear and asked the gentleman how much he wanted for it, figuring that it would be in the hundreds....."$20.00" he said "and it's yours" I just about dropped dead!
Of course my hand trembled as I bought it, realizing that it must surely be worth more than that!
I did research and found that it was done by a signed artist.....an artist that was well known for doing landscapes, his still life paintings are really rare....
It now hangs proudly in my kitchen as a reminder that there are still wonderful works of art to be found in unsuspected places if you look hard enough!