Yesterday afternoon I had to squeeze a little (I only set aside an hour) art shopping into my insane schedule. A collection of antique bug prints for a client needed just a few more friends. And LOW & BEHOLD… my quick run into a local antique mall turned into a minor buying trip for yours truly!
This is what I bought:
[Ron Griswold 31x41 oil on canvas, signed by artist "Man in Field with Rain Storm"]
Need I even tell you that I am in love? I passed him in the antique mall (he sooo caught my eye), continued to shop but I couldn’t get him out of my head. You do this? I go to the next aisle and the anxiety starts to set in ‘what if someone gets to him before I get back to him?’. I race thru the rest of the mall… when I come across these two beauties (marked down tickets)… I get a little distracted.
[oil on canvas by K. Westerberg, dated 1938, tag is in German (?) can't read it- if anyone knows German please comment - I'll scan the tag and email it to you for translation]
Long story short, I bought all three and am thrilled with these little splurges for me! I was giddy driving home with my carload. Man in Field was in backseat (in front of copper lantern that was still buckled in), I must have looked in rear-view mirror 100 times in the short drive.
I also got the bugs I had gone in for and a few other antique prints I can’t wait to have framed for other projects:
I know art is subjective… but I hope you like my finds as much as I do!?