Thursday, January 17, 2013

Library Painting

I was so excited to be able to incorporate this oil painting into our library. It holds a special place in my heart. My Great Grandmother was a tough farm lady. That's the only way I can think to describe her. Here's a picture of her and my Great Grandfather on the job at the cannery.
They lived way out in the sticks . . . I mean only accessible by boat, way out! I don't remember her house well, but I do remember the view from the house to the water, mostly because of this painting.
I believe it was painted by a neighbor of my Grannies. The painting is in rough shape but I love it so much it could be ripped in half and colored on and I would still hang it. Maybe one day we'll take it to be fully restored but for right now I kind of like the patina!! ;)

I framed it up using an old broken Ikea ribba frame. We broke the glass in the frame when we moved 2 Octobers ago! But I kept the frame around and I am so glad I did . . . it was perfect! It fits seamlessly in our library with our other artwork.
I love this little painting. We've been meaning to add more one of a kind pieces to our home and this definitely fits the bill. And the best part is I feel there's a little piece of my great grandmother in our home now!

12 comments:

  1. That photograph is awesome! As is the painting :)

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  2. LookS GREAT! I have a painting done by my grandmother of her old back porch and it hangs in my office and I LOVE having her old house in my new house.

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  3. I love art that has special meaning. My daughter painted a beautiful water colour when she was 10 years old and we always get asked where we got it from.

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  4. I love having things with special meaning around. I have a paint by numbers my Granny did that I need to find a place for. Just curious, I thought before the holidays you two were talking about changing the library again?!!

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  5. Darling painting and better yet it has meaning and you remember the view:)

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  6. Art that speaks to you and has history is very special..

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  7. I am all about pictures and I love love love that picture of your great grandparents!!! It inspires me to bring out some of my old pics.

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  8. So awesome! I love a picture or a piece that tells a story...it's what makes a house a home! Beautiful.

    p.s. I want to live where your Grannie lived!

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  9. Love the painting and it certainly fits in well in the library. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  10. Is the photo hanging on the wall, it is absolutely CLASSIC, it should be on display. Actually, I think one day you should have a painting made from that priceless photo!

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  11. I love it. I love old photos and knowing the story of my ancestors. That painting is special!!

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  12. When are you going to show up the projects you worked on over the Christmas holidays? I am looking forward to it.

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