Thoughts on this small Impressionist-style painting?

Discussion in 'Art' started by moontymes, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. moontymes

    moontymes Well-Known Member

    Just a little 8" x 10" on board. Came from an estate in Detroit. I can't tell if it's an amateur's attempt or a maybe a study for a larger painting by a trained artist. On the edges you can see where the blue was once very vivid and bright....kind of dulled now. Thickly painted, tiny bit of impasto.

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  2. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I like it. Nicotine stained maybe? :eek:
     
  3. moontymes

    moontymes Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Just old varnish, probably. It's pretty heavily varnished.
     
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  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    In my humble opinion its better than a "sunday" painter. Id love to see it cleaned,but I know how expensive that is. I like it too.
     
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  5. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I like this. I don't think it's amateur. Amateurs lack the confidence and ability to apply paint like that and still have it make sense.
     
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  6. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I like it, too...
     
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  7. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Me three....
     
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  8. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Agree with the others. Too bad it is unsigned.
     
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  9. moontymes

    moontymes Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. It has several of the characteristics of the work of William Greason, who lived in Detroit and established a painting school there. Could be a study by him or one of his followers, I suppose.
     
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  10. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Great! Let us know!
     
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  11. moontymes

    moontymes Well-Known Member

    Eh, not really much info I've found out. But can you see any similarities to this painting by Greason? Not like mine would be worth a lot of money or anything even if it is by him, It's just interesting to me.

    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6563349
     
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  12. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    It could be,Moon. Those trees look a lot like his,but the backgrounds seem a bit different ?
     
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  13. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Overall, it does look like Greason
     
  14. Alec Sutton

    Alec Sutton Active Member

    How so?

    Not a terribly attractive daub, but it does have some method. Beyond that, who can say?
     
  15. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

  16. moontymes

    moontymes Well-Known Member

    Actually, it reads IRL as a bright, happy little painting, Alec. I very much like it. btw, see the pm I sent you :)
     
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