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Friday, 5 November 2010

Flowers on Friday

I bought this flower painting on Portabello Rd market for £15 last week. I think some people have taken this 'fake shabby chic' thing too far. The frame had recently been painted a bluey white in household gloss - and gone on to the painting itself. I'm now starting to scrape it off. I'm not sure how it'll end up as the wood may not look great either but I can definitely improve on the current paintwork.
I seem to be collecting old flower paintings. The first one I found is this little one on wood. It was about 5 euros at Clignancourt flea market in Paris. I found it in a box on one of those huge rambling stalls with banana boxes full of junk. I love it because it's naive and sophisticated at the same time (like alot of so called naive art). The colour range is so rich and restrained. I think I have 8 or 9 paintings in this collection now and I think I'll show them all over time on Flowers on Friday.

1 comment:

  1. OK - so after Portobello - we need to go this Parisan market together tooo!


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