Friday, February 22, 2008
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!