Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's a Keeper

Look what I found at a yard sale last weekend lurking behind a pile of ugly pictures in plastic frames.  A portion of the right side of this 14" x 18" oil painting was sticking out from behind the other frames and I was immediately drawn to the pretty colors, the signature, and that sweet cow staring at me.

I knew it was a keeper the moment I rescued it from the pile.  Hmm, I'm thinking it needs a different frame, maybe something lighter and a little larger?  

The woman I bought it from thought it might have been painted by an artist from Santee, in Southern California.  The signature looks like Jan DeBoer.  I did a little research and came up with a Dutch artist with the same name (1877-1944), but his style looks much different and this painting looks more recent.

I'm not sure if it was the cows that sold me.....

the barns.....

or the little row boat tied to the dock.

I rarely keep any of the treasures I find, but this one will definitely be finding a special place
 in my home.

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