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.