Old Oil Painting - Can't make out the artist signature

Discussion in 'Art' started by sam8019, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    This is a small oil painting but with a very odd expensive framing . It has a signature but I cannot make out who it is. Any thoughts ? sailboat (1).jpg sailboat (2).jpg sailboat (3).jpg
     
  2. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Not sure this is very old at all. Would guess this is factory work...can we see the back?
     
  3. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    sailboat (4).jpg
     
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  4. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    I'm sticking with factory/decorative ...maybe as old as 1980s with the yellowing of that tape.
     
  6. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    thoughts on value then ?
     
  7. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    wasn't sure if that was a U or some funky Z that's where I was most confused. I try to look at MPZ
     
  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Sam, yours does appear to be a decorative painting from a factory. It has no intrinsic value; it's value is what someone will pay for it.

    Debora
     
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  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    What size is the little painting, within the frame, please??? Just curious!
     
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  10. CheersDears

    CheersDears Well-Known Member

    Two of these factory paintings in the same snazzy frames are in a nearby charity shop for $20 each, if I recall. There are heaps of them around just now.
     
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    my lord that's a bad painting.....maybe took all of 15 minutes...
    and why is the back of the frame black?

    I'd say a buck a minute ..... $15 !!
     
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    with a very odd expensive framing

    sez who ?:playful::playful::playful:
     
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  13. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    lol I'll try to upload more pictures but the framing is very very heavy very thick on the side so it doesn't make sense to put something like that on a picture that's just cheap. I could be wrong still but I have a feeling there's something more to it I just can't figure out what
     
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  14. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    I'll have to go back and measure but you're talkin Maybe the actual painting itself is all of 10in by 10in
     
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  15. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    The frame looks like cast resin or plaster like material to me. There really isn't anything more to your painting. These type of decorative factory paintings are often sold in big gaudy frames that have the appearance of being old but really aren't.
     
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  16. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    Yeah the framing is exactly what you stated. I appreciate the feedback thank you very very much.
     
  17. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    I worked in a shop that sold these paintings. 100% factory painted.
     
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  18. sam8019

    sam8019 New Member

    Appreciate the feedback thank you
     
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