the art of vintage paintings.
as you may have seen in the past, i’ve long been a collector of vintage paintings — my preference being the painted portrait, but i love the look of all varieties of vintage paintings. i like their bit of whimsy, never taking them too seriously (because let’s be honest, sometimes old paintings can be just a little weird), they add character and charisma to a room. a collection or grouping of several paintings always looks smashing, but a single painting stashed somewhere unexpected — like in a kitchen or peeking out from a bookcase can be really interesting. old paintings tell stories and add a wonderful conversation piece. i’ve had the best luck finding them at the flea market, but etsy and ebay are good resources as well. there’s also a couple of contemporary artists that paint some pretty interesting work that would blend well with these ancient beauties — try Clare Elsaesser, lisa golighty, and kate pugsley. happy collecting!