Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My new painting





I just acquired this painting at the Oakland Museum's annual "White Elephant Sale".


(double click any image to enlarge)

There are many different departments under one roof located in a gigantic warehouse.
I like to refer to it as "The Harrod's of Junk".


The Art Department is pretty fabulous!


The reason for the odd angles of my photos is that I hung it on a large wall in our narrow hallway.
What was originally a desperate attempt on my part to find a place for it,  turned out to be a most novel and unexpected surprise.  You see... we have a rather long walkway leading up to our entry.  One must walk by several windows on either side before arriving at the front door.  The painting is seen through the first set of windows on the right hand side, opposite a set of windows looking into our garage which we recently turned into our new coastal inspired, shall we say, "man cave".  It's so cozy when we are hanging out in there watching movies & sporting events to look out across the walkway and see this beautiful scene all lit up.  It's part of the room yet apart from it and I just love the unique perspective! 


18 comments:

Kathysue said...

Terri, I see why you wanted this!! The family at the beach looking for shells is so TERRI. I can just visualize it in your hallway. Perfect spot!!! xo Kathysue

A Perfect Gray said...

Great painting. You should get a shot of it from the vantage point you mentioned! I bet it looks great. And I LOVE the white elephant sale idea - the best kind.

Beach Vintage said...

I LOVE LOVE this painting. It is just amazing. Great purchase.

Amanda said...

I love it! It's fantastic. I bet it looks so fab in your gorgeous casa.

lisa golightly said...

Congratulations ... A true moment of serendipity ! I think I'd like to learn more about this Harrods of Junk ! xoxo lisa

Kitty said...

OMG it's fantastic! harrod's of Junk...that's really funny! xo kitty

The Brocantess said...

Nice to find your blog and thank you for stopping by mine as well. I am glad that you like the banner. It will most likely go up for sale. It is one of those things that I go back and forth on about keeeping. Please email me from my blog if you are interested.

Kellie Collis said...

What a fabulous find!! x

Cashon&Co said...

that painting just evokes great memories and a great feeling. i bet you get a surge of happiness everytime you walk by it!!

Morning T said...

It's fabulous and sounds like you have it in the perfect spot! Speaking of 'man caves' ...I need help in convincing my man that our house is way too small for him to have an entire cave dedicated to him and his sports memorabilia~ help!
Thanks for the positive feedback on my house, I really appreciate it!! :-)

cjsullivan133 said...

Score! That work is very reminiscent of a California artist that works in the same vein. It is very soothing. Look how beautiful the artist reflected their images in the sand. Beautiful. I dig family scenes like that.

Karena said...

Terri I love it!! So ready for springtime. I have a new post up featuring our winter season!

annechovie said...

Perfect! Great find!

kiki said...

nice painting and i love the vintage lei's toO!

Kathysue said...

GM morning Miss Terri, I gave you a shout out this morning on my blog, Have a great weekend,sweetie, xo kathysue

Theresa Cheek said...

the Harrod's of Junk! Hysterical! You have a great blog, thanks for visiting mine ;)

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

What a beautiful paiting. Enjoy it! xx

Trouvais said...

Hi Therese. I was wondering if you ended up getting anything. Usually I love a good bargain but felt "shopped out" (is that possible?)that weekend. Love the feeling of this painting. Just radiates family, special moments together. Good pick! Trish