Tuesday, June 23, 2009
My Mysterious Girl
Went down to the refuse centre over the weekend and purchased this original framed oil painting for $4.00. It's quite big at 80cm high. It is titled "Childhood Memories". It has a sticker on the back confirming it as an entrant in a local show competition in 1996. So I gather it was painted by an amateurist. I just can't believe someone has thrown this away in the trash. Surely the artist would not have discarded it? I wonder who the young girl is. I am fascinated by portraits like this. After a quick clean it is headed for my hallway wall. I just wish I could tell the artist it has a safe new home and did not end up as landfill.