The Simple Guide to Art Collecting

The Simple Guide to Art Collecting

Since the dawn of time, people have had the compulsion to organize and be artistic.  I’ve stood in front of pieces and wept unexpectedly. I’ve stood in front of others and had a purely joyful reaction or abstract sense of wellness, or coziness from others. And yes, sometimes I stand and feel nothing.

Featured Pieces November 2015

This is a quick blog entry here, to post pics of some recent pieces and

one piece

that is shockingly NOT SOLD that should be!  Look below!!

Several of the newbies make good pairings..

September Pastoral l (Trees), 20"x16" oil on panel $2400 framed

September Pastoral ll(Path), 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed

Snapdragons, Peaches, Pear, 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed

The Grassy Slope, 8"x10" oil on panel, $800 framed

Summer Pastoral with Grazing Cows, 12"x16" oil on panel, $1300 framed

Hill in High Summer, 13"x14" oil on paper, $250 unframed

First Light Over the Lake, 9"x12" oil on paper, $200 unframed

inquire through my website here

  if you'd like to ask about any painting above!  Already have a Thimgan?  Collector's discount honored.

  Maybe I shouldn't tell -in case I can get it back- but

IT'S A PAINTED BOX

 that I did last year, it's only $300 and it's

AMAZING

for keeping cell phone chargers and other oft used ugly items.  The box is available at the Water Street Gallery.  Tell them you saw it on my blog if you buy it:).

 

 

Art Collecting with Carole Pinto Fine Arts

When I was in Baltimore in August at the Antique Show, I was fortunate to meet

Carole Pinto

, a private dealer in French art and art adviser based in New York and Paris.  I was really taken with several of the little gems she had with her, but especially a small nude and a little canal scene painted in Venice around Sargent's time.  She spent some time talking with me and kindly sent me this article she had published in 2011 in Fine Art Connoisseur and said I could share it with her blessing.

Assembling a Collection in France by Carole Pinto

My inspiration for this article came after one too many strangers

exclaimed, upon learning that I am an art dealer, “I’d love to

buy art, but I can’t afford it!” 

(click this link to read on)

http://carolepintofinearts.com/pbs/Article_1.pdf

See the bathing woman 2nd from the upper left corner? and a little Venetian canal painting on the far left of the table?  Those were my favorites at this booth.  I'm a sucker for French art.  Most of my favorite painters are dead French artists.

ON MY TRIP TO AN ANTIQUES SHOW IN BALTIMORE AND WYETH COUNTRY

 August 2015

I got home a few days ago from a road trip with my husband, Joseph, to visit a big antique, art, and jewelry show in Baltimore. I wanted to see if there were a lot of potential Thimgan collectors there, and I think there were. I may tweak my plans a bit, but I think I got some excellent feedback and met some really interesting art and antique dealers form all over the world.

Inside three days, I whisked through hundreds of booths of amazing art, saw some favorite pieces in the Cleveland Museum of Art, and visited the Brandywine River Museum, as well as an a tour of Andrew Wyeth’s studio which he used until his death in 2009, if I understood correctly. The Brandywine River setting alone was breathtaking…some pastorals will come out of what I saw there.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Andrew Wyeth’s exactly. I’ve read biographies on him and his dad, N.C. (Nowell Convers) and don’t deny the incredible force they possessed. I’m partial to N.C. and Andrew’s son, Jamie Wyeth’s work as I mentioned in a blog entry a few years ago. Again, Andrew’s work is utter genius, some of it is just darker than I…enjoy.. for lack of a better word. I saw the Helga exhibit in Maine when I was about 20 years old and I remember the emotional force of it today.

Cleveland Museum of Art, a stunner by one of may favorite painters, Henri Fantin-Latour

I went to the Cleveland Art Museum to see works by Chardin like this one, and Fantin-Latour.

I can never see too many Corot's!

A booth at the Antique Show in Baltimore

The N.C.Wyeth room at the Wyeth Museum in PA

Taking in last moments outside Andrew Wyeth's studio

The lovely Brandywine River from a window in the Wyeth Museum