Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Roses and Ticking ~

When shopping at the flea market, I always keep my eyes open for antique oil paintings.  For the past 15 years, rose paintings have been my favorite treasure to collect! I have never counted just how many I own... but I'll admit that I have more paintings than I have available wall space.... 

I hope my hubby isn't reading this...

If you were to open my 'overflow' closet you would see all my extra paintings neatly stacked. Some get rotated throughout the house and others I eventually sell on Ebay under my Seller ID - Antiquechase.

I don't own any paintings by listed artists... I collect paintings done by 'Sunday Artists' from the Victorian period. 

When looking for oil paintings, I like to see old nails and an old wood stretcher. I prefer oil painting on canvas over oil paintings on board.



This old painting has moved from room to room but recently found a happy home in my kitchen with my silver collection.  


Here is a closer look at the front of the painting...



Wonderful deep crackle in the paint....
I have seen crackle "faked" on newer paintings..
but you just can't replicate this... 

This is the real deal!



Insects, such as bees or butterflies add interest {and value} to a painting.

Usually, an artist painting in the Paul de Longpre style will feature bees on their work.



This painting has signature and a date 
which makes it a bit more desirable, at least to me!

When I purchased this painting, 
it came in a gold frame that was really ugly...

 I removed the frame and the dust cover, 
and I found something I have never seen before...

Take a closer look at the back....








This artist painted this lovely painting on TICKING!  
What a treasure!

Instead of painting on canvas or artist board, 
the artist used what he or she had available.

If I didn't remove the frame {and paper backing}
I may never have found it!

I have never seen another like this, have you??

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32 comments:

Susy said...
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Susy said...

I'd never heard of "Sunday artists". Thank you for sharing this beautiful treasure sitting amongst your silver.

Karen said...

What a beautiful posting. The paintings and history are so interesting. I love the silver arrangement. Do you suppose the silver "tray" actually was a tray or had another purpose? I love it!!! You always have such great ideas.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The ticking is a true treasure... The silver vignette is very lovely also... Wishes sent your way for a very lovely day.

Lisa said...

I've noticed many of your oil paintings sprinkled throughout your decor. They are so lovely and I too have a small collection but they are hard to come by here. I always look at every antique show I attend and the selection is very limited. The bee is precious. That is a very cool discovery - the ticking fabric. One never knows what they will uncover. Your silver vignette is stunning. Wishing you a wonderful day!
Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

How wonderful that you discovered the ticking. I have never seen a painting done on this. Love the painting and the silver vignette is stunning.
Hugs, Sherry

oh yvonne said...

I love this painting! Beautiful!

yvonne

Rozmeen said...

thanks for sharing! I was walking trough your blog and really enjoyed reading about your white slipcover. I so much share you feeling about it.

hugs,
Rozmeen

mimi said...

What a treasure! I love it's new spot on the counter behind the silver. How neat to discover the ticking! Would love to look in that overflow closet of yours!

Kristen White said...

What wonderful oil painting collection you have! The one done on ticking is fabulous...I have never seen anything like it before! I love the oil painting in your kitchen with the silver...very pretty!

kathie said...

What a unique piece! I've never seen anything like it. I love how you used it to decorate with the silver collection, too!!

Red Gate Farm said...

This mix of old silver and old painting is fantastic. I haven't been looking for old paintings... but it may become one of my new collections!

chris

PS I know what you mean about hubby reading "this". Mine didn't even know about my blog until my sister-in-law showed mine to my brother :)

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I love the painting Marcy, I have a large Paul de Longpre in my living room, it's just a framed print that I found at Ross years ago but it's beautifully matted and it's GORGEOUS!
It surely doesn't compare or have the value of your lovely treasure, maybe someday I'll replace it with an original (yeah right) lol
Oh well, I love it just the same!

I also want to comment on how beautiful your silver tray and all it's little goodies is!

Thanks for sharing!

Natasha said...

Your silver collection is stunning! What a beautiful arrangement. I hope you don't mind if I bookmark this post and borrow this idea? I love it!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

clustres said...

That is great! I have painted on many different things, but I may just have to try ticking next! Thanks for posting!

Natasha said...

Me again! I have added it my favourites! I can see that your whole blog could become one of my favourites-I love it here!

Natasha.

Sheilla ~ Style de Bohême said...

What a beautiful painting! It is stunning with your silver collection...thanks for sharing! ~Sheilla

Nancy's Notes said...

What a gorgeous and treasure of a painting! I love it your silver collection, a striking and perfect look!

I am happy I found your blog via Cindy's blog at My Romantic Home!

Nancy

niartist said...

Marcy it's beautiful and I've NEVER seen anything like it painted on ticking. Actually - scrap that, I've hever seen anything painted on ticking. So lovely, and your right, that sign and date make it even more covetable. The vignette is amazing, but I knew it would be! Thank you so much for linking up to Vignette Friday's this week! I really appreciate it! See you again next week, I hope! :) Artie

stefanie said...

oh, what a gorgeous treasure!!!!!

Susan said...

Marcy your painting is beautiful. It is a treasure for sure!! Looks great with your silver!

Tricia Rose said...

In England we used to call these paintings 'works of aunt' - lovingly!

If you ever want to sell that one (which I'm sure you won't), let me know!

Blue Muse said...

ooooOOooo I have seen paintings on ticking - yours is stunning - and nestled in with all of that silver.... my heart skipped a beat!! Gorgeous.

I hope my hubby isn't reading this... This made me laugh outloud - I say that so many times a week myself... LOL

xo Isa

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Wonderful find of a gorgeous painting. Love the ticking canvas, how creative. You may have sparked a new collecting interest for me! Lovely grouping in your kitchen, too.

Moe said...

This is gorgeous! I love your collection display. Hello from you're newest follower :)

Kathysue said...

Oh I love this, what a clever person to use something they already had. Love the little peek of the ticking!! Kathysue

Mimi said...

I love your post...I collect floral paintings done in oils...if it is roses, so much the better.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a true treasure! I am off to visit your website.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

Rita May said...

Loved looking around your blog! I will be following.
Cheers!
Rita

High Street Cottage said...

Marcy what a beautiful treasure you found. I love the ticking. My Dad and Husband are both painters. It's no surprise to me you found the hidden treasure in the ticking. An artist seems to just have to express his/herself. I think it's so charming, and what a beautiful painting too. roses, flowers in general are not easy to paint. The bees are so sweet. A true treasure and you've got a good eye. And good taste;) tami

Scribbler said...

This is a stellar find! I have some old family things which have ticking but I have never seen this. It is a great example of people using what they had to express their creativity.