I was cracking up reading your comments on my $3.00 painting! Reading your reactions
was well worth bringing this portrait home.
Consensus is that the subject in the painting is Joanne, rather than her brother Joe. Some of you said she looked like a grandma and some said a young lady. A few of you agreed with me that it was a male with a somewhat feminine appearance. I think Joe, or Joanne as she will be known from now on, may have been on the way to the dump because she didn't like the way the artist portrayed her. Maybe she thought she looked a little to masculine in the painting too.
Joanne, so sorry I thought you were a man.
I should have known better!
Sandy left me this comment about my new acquisition.
As an artist who does lots of portraits, I agree....this is an older woman. The lighter brow ridge, no beard shadow, softness of the lips ....everything says female to my eye...including her clothing. I'm guessing this is an oil on canvas done by a fairly amateur artist, but one with training under their belt...perhaps a student piece from the model. It shows a lot of talent, especially in the expression and loose treatment. If it's unsigned, it may be a student piece...or unfinished. I would guess it's 50-60 years old".
Thanks for the info, Sandy.
I don't guess I'll ever learn the story behind the portrait but I think it deserves a good home. For now SHE seems quite happy in the upstairs hall....I can tell this from the look in her eyes!
Thanks everyone for visiting and I enjoyed reading all your funny comments. Have a great week
and I hope to see you at the Open House Party starting Wednesday evening.