Friday, April 3, 2009

SHOW & TELL #5 - Still Life Oil Painting

Happy first Friday of April!!! Time to participate in Kelli's Show & Tell. Go here to list your Show & Tell item on Mr. Linky and view all the other's who are participating today.


My Show & Tell today is this still life oil painting that is currently hanging in our home office. I don't know why the wall color looks turquoise!!! It is actually a lighter green than the frame.


I purchased this oil painting back in the late 70's. At that time Mickey & I would quite often take our boys, who were both still at home, and go over to Oklahoma City to spend a week-end. We would stay at the Hol*liday I*nn Sup*erd*ome. It was completely enclosed with a swimming pool, miniature golf and other activities in the center. It was a relaxing week-end for us and our sons loved going because of the swimming, golf and games.

One week-end when we were there they were having a painting auction on Saturday night in a ballroom. Mickey wasn't interested so he stayed in the room with the boys and I went down to the auction. I really was just going down to watch....but when this still life came up I just had to have it. I can't remember how much I paid for it, wish I could!!! Whatever it was, it was worth it because this lovely oil has hung in 4 different homes and we have enjoyed it thoroughly.


Thanks for letting me share just another little one of our treasurers that make our house our home.

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39 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Your wall does look turquoise, but I'll take your word for it that it's a light green.

Love the still life painting. And I must say I love the frame too!!!


My Show n Tell is some of my treasured roses and amaryllis this week. Come by and enjoy the sweet fragrance and beauty.

Happy Friday.

Sandra said...

I like pictures like that. They look homey.

Edge of Design said...

Oh my! I just caught up and must say your post on Truisms was priceless! Loved it!!!!!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your painting is lovely. I enjoy reading the history of it all.

Blessings,

Gina

Momma Roar said...

Certainly a special treasure - even just in the memories it conjours up! :)

It reminds me of a painting my paternal grandmother had in her home - one that she had painted.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

A Hint of Home said...

I love your painting. I like still life and things with fruit in the paintings.

LBP said...

Very pretty! My mother in law paints still lifes very similar!

Blessings

Linda

Julie said...

What a pretty Still Life ....The colors are beautiful!
I loved your story of how you found it...Auctions are so much fun!!!
Have a wonderful Friday....Julie

Jadehollow said...

The painting is beautiful Susan. I love the green trim.. it really makes the green grapes pop out. Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Weekend.
Debbie

Mari said...

It's a beautiful still life, and it has stood the test of time!

Dianne said...

It's so realistic looking!
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.
Have a nice weekend.

Susan B said...

A very pretty painting! Thank you for sharing it. Have a lovely weekend!

char72 said...

It's lovely and how nice you have enjoyed it for so long in so many places. I love things like this that have sentimental meaning as well as beauty.
Charlotte

PEA said...

How wonderful that you still have that painting after so many years and I loved reading how and where you had purchased it:-) xoxo

Mrs. Miles said...

Visiting you via Kelli's Show and Tell blog train!

Great painting - a well chosen piece of art can really bring a room together!

Thx for showing us!

The Olson's: said...

That is a very nice oil painting. And I like how it's attached to great memories of when the boys were still at home. Thanks for sharing!
~ Leanne

Jean said...

I can certsinly understand why You had to have it! It's lovely! Jean

Maalie said...

I too have bought the occasional picture on the spur of the moment. Mostly wildlife pictures.

ceekay said...

Lovely picture. My husband owns 1 oil. He bartered for it. It is of a lighthouse. And it has hung in about 4 or 5 homes also! Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

very nice oil painting! thanks for visiting me today!

retha said...

Most original art is pleasant to have, but the story behind it makes it better.

I can see you are going to have some lovely home grown home cooked meals in the near future. Will you be doing caning and freezing too Ma'am?

Mary Anne said...

Hi Susan,

What a beautiful painting. That must have been exciting to win something at an auction. I've never done that (except on ebay;-) Thanks for stopping by Marigold Manor and leaving a comment about my bunny collection.

Have a great weekend.

Blessings,

Mary Anne

nancy said...

I can't blame you for coming back with it! It's beautiful.

Pink Slippers said...

What a sweet way to remember.
Special!
Wendy

JanMary said...

Love the painting, and great that you associate with a great place you spent time as a family.

Elena said...

That is a lovely painting! I really liked hearing the story of how you got it too.

marty39 said...

What a lovely painting and such a wonderful reminder of great weekends spent with the family. Can't get any better than that. Hugs, Marty

Gattina said...

Your painting is the reproduction of a famous french impressionist painter, unfortunately I don't recall his name right now !

MeMaw said...

Beautiful painting! The older I get the more I appreciate art! What a wonderful gift that is of painting beautiful pictures.

Christopher Hamilton said...

Great blog!


Christopher Hamilton
The Right Opinion, for the Right Wing

Sohailah said...

what a delightful history your painting has! Thank you for show and telling!

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

Love your painting, Susan, it's absolutely timeless!

Victoria
30 Days of Junkin' in April

Spruce Creek Farm said...

What a beautiful painting; with beautiful memories to go along with it.

michelle said...

The frame is beautiful! Very nice!

Pam said...

Your wall does look turquoise in the picture. The still life is so pretty!
I have been at auctions where I didn't plan to buy anything either. lol

Lisa Ann said...

I love your painting. I love special pieces with a story behind them.

Tina said...

I loved the story behind it.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A beautiful still life painting, with nice memories of a special weekend!

Katherine

Maxine said...

Beautiful! I love your Show and Tell posts. You always have special items to show and special stories to go with them.