I am such a fan of oil paintings! I am starting to collect more and more slowly but surely. Portraits have always intrigued me, but I will admit there are some that scare me too! Handyman Husband and I recently went antiquing. I found a portrait of what I thought to be a Russian priest, but instead, he was in the Russian military. I passed on this portrait that day but had thought of him often. I went back to buy him, and he was gone…
However, I went back a second time, and there he was waiting for me! I really couldn’t believe he was there! It took me a millisecond to take him to the counter! There was something about his face that moved me. I love wondering who he was, what he did, and what other places or homes he’s graced!
The fact that this painting is signed makes no difference to me! I would have bought this painting signed or unsigned. And I loved this frame! Purchases are investments whether they are big or small. Most of all, the question is do you love it!
In this case, I was smitten! He’s my very first portrait!
Currently, he is hanging where I had the oyster plates!
He has brought a smile to my face each time I pass him! And you know my philosophy…”Happy Spaces=Happy Faces!”
Enjoy the day!