Friday, February 22, 2008

Original Paintings

The first one I've shown above is the best of all. This adorable water color was painted for me (and of me) by a family friend, and given to me for my 10th birthday. She certainly caught my love of kitties in her depiction. I absolutely treasure it.
I found the colorful basket of apples at a thrift store in Tuolumne, which happens to be the home of one of my favorite apple ranches- so how appropriate! It was painted by an high school student. Maybe she didn't like it, and gave it away? Works for me, because I like it very much!

And the last one, below, with the great red barn out in the country was picked up at a thrift store in Angels Camp. I was so happy to find that I already had the perfect frames for both of these down in the basement - and didn't even know it!

Perhaps my inclusion of those two thrift shop finds has you thinking that I am not an art connoisseur? That would be correct. But I know what I like. I like color - and I don't look at artwork with a particularly critical eye. Since I don't consider myself an artist - I feel that anything someone has taken the time and trouble to paint is probably better than I would come up with were I to try!


Anonymous said...

I love that painting of you & the kitties, too! Is that the very same one that you are shown with in the photo?

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That painting of you as a little girl, with the kitties, is just priceless! :)

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Annette said...

Ah, there, finally, is Trinka, except the wrong color (she was seal point) but that is artistic license from Janet. Hi Kari. The photo was Dinah, Trinka came quite a bit later. Dinah was like the Boy Named Sue, he was very much a MAN. Heidi, I love your two thrift shop finds, I meant to mention the barn one when I was there, I definitely noticed it perched above in the corner. I am sorry you are missing one from your sister, but at some point that will be corrected. And remember please, that you are an artist too, and your blog is your art. Love T

Monica said...

that picture of you is beautiful!!!