Monday, April 11, 2011

A Tale of Two "Paintings"

I am a huge fan of thrift store art. I talk about it a fair bit and you might even be bored by now. Well here I go again. Found this one last weekend at the Goodwill.

Picking it up, something seemed ever so familiar about it. Couldn't put my finger on it and finally decided I was just referencing the very obvious similarity to French Impressionist paintings.

I like this one but it's not a keeper. I think the artist definitely had some talent. It's a rather good job and draws you in, just not so much our style of "ready to join the collection" art. Still it nagged at me. Images kept popping into my head and it was becoming a bit irksome. Tune in for part two in my tale of two paintings to find out why!

1 comment:

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Definitely a fan of Renoir I would say, although there's a saucy look about the ladies in that painting.