I found this painting at a Goodwill store for $7. It came matted and framed. The painting is signed S. Lowans. There is a card on the back labelling the painting as Pink Begonias. It also lists the artist’s name as S. Lowans. But searching the phone number on cards, I found a listing for a Susan H. Lowans. The card states “courtesy of Roselawn Galleries.” The phone number has an older area code, so this was painted a while back. I couldn’t find much about the artist other than she was local to the Rochester Area. It’s a very pretty painting. I like it. For some reason, I am reminded of Georgia O’Keeffe, but I don’t know why. I am thinking it’s the subtle shading of the flowers. With the skill of this painting, I am surprised I haven’t been able to find out more about the artist. She is obviously very talented.
I found this watercolor painting at an Amvets thrift store for $6. It came matted and framed. The painting is signed M. F. Shanly. It’s very pretty.
I found this painting tonight at a Goodwill store for $9. The painting is signed Ellie Carbone. She also goes by Elinor Carbone. The painting is a watercolor and measures 9″ X 13″. It came matted and framed.
I found this painting at a Goodwill for $12. The painting is signed MLA 08. The artist’s full name is written on the back as Marie L. Allen. It is was probably done in 2008. It’s done in watercolor, but it looks like it possibly might have been touched up with acrylic paint. Not sure what kind of flowers those are in the vase. Maybe lilies of some sort. The fruit in the bowl look like pears. Then there is the bottle and the tea pot. Fairly common still life items. The painting measures 22″ x 27″. It also came matted and framed, though the mat could probably be replaced.
I bought this painting for $35. It is a fairly large watercolor painting measuring about 35″ x 20″. It came framed and matted, but could stand to be redone. The painting is signed R.H. Taylor. I was drawn to the painting by the fact that some of the flowers in the painting are the same kind my wife had in her wedding bouquet. So I thought she would like it.
I found this painting today. It’s a small watercolor painting of daisies in a terracotta pot. There is no signature that I can see. I even looked on the back. It’s very simple but only cost $1. And it came matted and framed. The painting is about 4.5″ x 6.5″.
I found this painting yesterday at a thrift store while out for a bike ride. But since I was on my bike, I wouldn’t have been able to get it home easily. But I went back today, and it was still there. And it only cost me $2. It’s hard to go wrong for $2. The frame is worth more than $2! Anyway, I thought the painting was pretty cool. Sort of abstracted. I don’t know anything about the artist J Gentle. The painting measures 5.5″ x 8.5″ and came matted and framed.
I found this painting today at a thrift store for $12. It is simply signed “Ali” in the lower right corner. But I already had another of her paintings hanging on the wall at home, so I recognized her signature. The painting measures 12 inches by 16 inches and was matted and framed. I still kick myself for having passed up a small abstract painting of hers that I found at Goodwill store that I could have gotten for a few bucks. I am happy to have a couple of her paintings and will keep an eye out for more.
I bought this painting a couple weeks ago at local thrift store. It cost me $10. The artist is Carol Hine from St Martin. The title of the painting appears to be Orchidae “Pays”. The painting is 14 inches by 15 inches and came matted and framed.
I found this print at a Goodwill store for $7. From researching on the net, I believe it is a lithograph by Charles Sorlier of a picture by Andre Minaux (French, 1923 – 1986). It came nicely matted and frame. The picture itself is about 19″ x 29″.
I found a couple other similar pictures while searching google. The have the same picture up top, but have printing in the solid colored area at the bottom. The description of those mention “Mourlot”. So it is possible this print may have been produced at the Mourlot Studios in Paris. I see no signature or numbers, though I have no idea what is on the back of the print itself.