Sunday, October 20, 2013
New Oil Paintings
Yesterday, we bought four pieces of art from a collector who we found via Kijiji. I hung two of the oil paintings in the dining room.
I love them!
I love the energy they add to the room!
We went to the collector's home to view all of the items for sale. This couple is always buying art, and they occasionally sell off a few things to fund their addiction. Their house was brimming with beautiful paintings and other collectables. We were given the full tour as the collector shared his stories. I have to admit I was influenced! He said two things that I will carry with me now, always:
The first was, 'we buy art for the art, we aren't concerned with the frame'. They don't even consider if the frame matches the decor, they only look at the art. He scoffed at people who frame a $25 piece of paper in a $400 frame and worry over the frame decision for hours.
The second was: 'don't look at the name, look at the art. Buy for the artist's skill and if you like the work.' It's easy to get caught up in whether the work will be valuable, and what the artist's credentials are.
He provided word documents that summarize what he knows of each of the four works, ie. where he bought them, the artists biographies, and his own description of the piece.
A very happy kijiji experience!