I’m all sure you know how much I like collecting things and finding treasures at garage sales, antique stores, and flea markets. One of the things I love to find is paintings. It’s the only way I can afford to buy original works of art. The most I ever paid was $60.00 but the majority of these were under $5.00. And although you can’t tell it from the pictures most of these are small from 3×5 to 8×10. The largest is around 15×16.
This picture is a pencil drawing that has a bit of red and green outlining. I bought it when we lived in Ohio. It was stuck behind a pile of stuff at an antique store.
I realized as I was taking photos for this post, I like paintings of flowers. The one below came from an antique store in Concord. The bright colors makes it one of my favorites. This one is from a flea market in Seattle.
But I also like landscapes. I didn’t like the frame the one to the right so I took it out.
The one above and the one below remind me of New England. The one below I bought for a dollar at the thrift shop on Hanscom Air Force Base.
The picture doesn’t do the one below justice because the white flower looking parts are raised and the frame is so sweet. I found it at a Goodwill in Seattle when I was visiting my sister.
I bought this one at the Hanscom Thrift Shop too.I can’t remember where I bought these but I think it was at a Goodwill in Seattle. I loved the bright colors and primitive feel of these. (Sorry the light faded the center of photos a bit when I took the picture.)
One of the reasons I love buying art this way is I feel like I’m rescuing something that someone put a lot of work into. It also allows me to switch things out without spending a lot of money. Readers: Do you have something you love to hunt for?