We purchased some LOVELY pieces from an Estate this weekend...
the inhabitants were enamoured of all things French
Every room was full of French Provincial furnishings
and other lovelies
As you can imagine, I was having a hard time focusing...
We worked out a deal on several pieces
and we were loading up the truck when Kenny said
"I'm surprised you don't want that painting of Paris"
UM...WHAT PAINTING OF PARIS?
Oh, I wanted it! I just hadn't seen it...
I was too focused on furniture!
It's HUGE (at least 5ft wide)
After I bought it, I asked about it's history
Turns out, the owners parents had purchased the oil painted canvas
(minus a frame)
from a street artist when they were in Paris in the 1960's
Don't you LOVE that??
Here are some details:
I just love the moody grey tones
and the watery, soft vibe of the painting
I have no idea if it has any value beyond aesthetic,
but who cares, really...
I ADORE IT
and I think I'm keeping it!
(with a much cooler frame, of course!)
Not to be outdone,
Kenny came home with some original artwork of his own...
Now, before you say "oh Michele, it's not THAT bad"
allow me to point out...that is a CORD dangling down in the first photo
Yes, this picture LIGHTS UP
Yes, that is textured paint, too.
It's so kitschy, it's almost cool
And it is technically an original oil painting...
we can pretend the couple purchased it when they were in Venice
(but somehow I doubt it!)