The love of vintage oil paintings....

Friday, November 20, 2009

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 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!

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7 Responses to “The love of vintage oil paintings....”

  1. Hello Linda,

    Nice to meet you. LOVE your painting, you have a great eye. And what a fantastic deal you got, WOW !

    Now living in the West, I sorely miss Brimfield Mass Antique Shows. The first time I went I was blown-away with all that is there ... For weeks, my dreams were filled with wandering the isles and finding wonderful treasures.

    You have a great blog and I look forward to being a regular follower ...

    Thanks for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.

  2. Wow what a wonderful find! It's beautiful! You only can read about stuff like this happening until it actually happens to yourself! Enjoy your painting! Thanks for sharing!

  3. That's a great story...and a lovely painting. One hears of that sort of thing happening on the Antiques Road Show.....LOL

  4. oh gosh.. for $20.. it was a great buy and find too! love still life art! am sure your kitchen looks nice now!

  5. I love your oil painting!! And for $20.00?!!!
    It was just meant to be. I know you will enjoy it years to come!

  6. Your painting is beautiful! The story that goes with it is as special as the painting is. I imagine it looks just lovely in your kitchen. What a wonderful find!

  7. Isn't it amazing that even at an antique market some stall owners don't do their homework. What a wonderful find and so interesting that you're able to find out about the artist. Enjoy your picture. xx