My father is a painter and I grew up around a number of artists of all kinds. My home town, St. Louis, has a great art museum, when I lived there was free. It sponsored wonderful exhibits including Van Gogh and Matisse. I spend a lot of time visiting local galleries to take in the creations of such talented artists. But, collecting original art is out of my budget. Or is it?
See what I picked up recently at an estate sale for . . .
$2.50! It is a water color by a local Oregon artist of a scene in the Cascades Mts.
Or how about this one from the same sale:
I found this next piece at an estate sale about 2 years ago. It was a crowded sale, but I got in early and found it in one of the bedrooms lying on a bed full of stuff. It was quite a bit more . . . $15! As I carried it through the sale, other people commented on it and remarked what a nice piece.
This is another Oregon artist and is a wood block print of one of the coastal trees along the beach. The artist is known as a painter and printmaker.
Soon to be expanded, I hope. I am always looking for the right piece and the right cheap price! Let me know if you have any special original art finds.