Sunday, July 11, 2010

MY LATEST FIND AND A BIT OF ART...

I wanted to show you my latest "find"!  We had a first ever community wide yard sale in our town.  I went out late just to a few, because early morning I was with my daughter who is in 4-H and showing her horse at the county fair.


I bought this for $5!  Yes, it has warped and cracked veneers, but I thought that it would be great to hold art supplies...I could try and sand or clean up the veneers as much as possible...but, I thought that for five bucks, I would just leave it as is right now.  I even like the painted top-it looks very french and looks great in my art room!


It prompted me to rearrange things and clean up (just a bit).  What do you think?
I hold my big jars of mediums etc. in the cabinet, as well as papers that I use for mixed media art.  You can see a bit of a piece I'm working on, on my easel.  It's been a slow work in progress because of my kid taxi service I do on the side.


This is a print I found at another yard sale that I thought was beautiful.  I need to find a frame for it.  It was $3 and is by Albert Anker.  It is so great to discover new-old artists.  He was a fabulous swiss artist from that lived from 1833-1910.  Here is a link to google images of Albert Anker.  Maybe he will inspire you too.


Thought I'd show you an oil painting I did in a portrait painting class at Art Center in Pasadena, California about 20ish years ago.  We were supposed to take a part of a master painter's painting (Renoir in this case) and copy it.  I kept it all these years-still like it-I guess because I like Renoir so much.

14 comments:

Linda R said...

Oh my, I'm speechless (never happens LOL) - I'm in awe of your artwork WOW. In addition I'm pea green with envy at your "find"...I gave up doing yard sales and such as never find anything even close to this. I LOVE the character of it and wouldn't change a thing. Enjoy... http://www.designsbylindar.blogspot.com Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/#!/pages/Me-Myself-and-You/105043419547115

kelly@thebluemuse said...

What a great find for $5. I think you should leave it just as is, it is perfect!
And your work is wonderful!

Carrie Schmitt said...

$5!!!! I never find anything that cool in my neighborhood. Sounds like a great event. Love your art, and thanks for sharing the link about Albert Anker.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What a fabulous find and it looks wonderful in your creative space. Your painting is beautiful and I would have kept it too!

Joji said...

OHHHHHHH I love your find...I would of found it a good deal at $50.00.......I too love it just the way it is...Your paintings are just wonderful.

Maki said...

Nice one! It looks so comfortable within your creative space too. Sometimes I miss those "nice & clean" indoor studios as I always in the opposite situation in a shed with clay = dirty and dusty.... hey ho. Thank you for showing us xm

Kerri said...

i had just done a post yesterday about my estate sale finds and thought i had found steals on things until i saw your $5 find!!! i think u beat me!

RuffHaven said...

5 bucks !!! what a great find !

Shariyah said...

Wow, what a great find! I wish we had those kind of things around these parts ~ you'd have to pay hundreds for that here! And I love it just the way it is, I wouldn't touch it up at all! :) I love your painting too...I think I remember seeing it before? I'm happy to see that you've kept some of your early works, I remember looking through them in Nana's garage when I was little and dreaming of being able to create such masterpieces when I grew up! (I'd love to see more of them!) Thank you for sharing, love your blog Auntie Lori... xox

Diane said...

You could not know how jealous I am--this is why I'm such an advocate of garage sales/flea markets. What a great find!
And LOVE your painting--what a talent you have!

Rusted Wings said...

That piece fits perfectly in your art space/guest room! What a find!! YOu seem to always come upon the greatest yard sales!! Thanks for the link...i love that print!! I know, summer is a hard time to get back to painting...for me i finally have a ton of jobs and am hitting it hard. Looking forward to getting back to it though, and hoping to see you in Aug....maybe at the beach house!?

TJ said...

Awesome finds!! I love finding new treasure and get huge satisfaction in re-using wonderful stuff... happy creations from germany...tj

Jo Wholohan said...

oh my lori this cabinet is beyond, im so jealous :)) thank so much for stoppying by my blog xx

Kim said...

Great Blogs Lori!!! I HAVE to make it up your way one day....went to some vintage collective shops with Court in Sonoma area this past weekend and got some great finds too!!! Your work is beautiful, and love your signs!! Talent!!