Saturday, August 01, 2009

Finding treasures

Well, from my point of view, it is a treasure


This is a picture that my mom painted on a wall in our house in Maryland when I was but a pup. When we left that house, I didn't really expect to see any version of this picture again. I can't say if the painting is a test version before she did the one on the wall or a copy when she knew we were leaving the house. But the basic arrangement of deer, pine trees and cabin are the same.

This particular picture hasn't stood the test of time that well, the paper has yellowed badly, the edges have broken and the oils have leached a bit. And yet, I love this little painting, so cool it was around.