I have mentioned in the past that I grew up in an artists' home and with that comes some instilled thinking or at least strong influences on art in general. Opinions that were not questioned, it was just fact on certain matters. Not that I agree with all that I was taught, as we get older we form our own opinions and art is a personal preference. My father also went through different phases in his art as we all do. He painted mostly still life but had a period of abstract art which fit in our contemporary home. But one rule was not altered and that was original artwork was hung on the walls, no prints. I have kept to that rule most of my life for some reason, although I have found some old lithos that I have hanging. With that in mind, I fell in love with Victorian oils. I have a small collection some are good, some are charming and simple, some are not so good but I love the fact that probably a housewife painted some of these as an expression of herself. I have quite a few simple Victorian rose oils, it was fashionable in that day for women to take painting lessons. That is why you see many paintings of the same subject. I have posted some of them for you today, a mixture, some done by accomplished artists and some by women like you and me... I love them all.
This French painting is quite large and is one of my favorites.
This is a pair of very old Italian paintings that I received from my husband one birthday.
Love the frame on this one and the color
I am leaving you with my favorite all time painting that my dad painted when I was a child.
The Head of our Household
The tour has now ended please leave your headphones at the door :)
I am posting my 300 Follower GiveAway also today...
300 of you at some time liked something I posted... and I want to thank you for your support and taking the time to come visit me once in a while. Thank you for following my small part of the world here. This is such a treat for me, and I enjoy you from the bottom of my heart...
So I am giving away a spring "pretty little things" box full of vintage goodies to make many wonderful creations.
It has vintage buttons, millinery, wallpaperr, music, journal pages, graphics, charms... .
and everything to make this bird collage, which is included in the giveaway.
To enter just leave a comment and grab the button for another chance to win. GiveAway ends March 22nd as I leave for Round Top on the 26th.
Blessings to you,