These two small rabbit pictures came home with me from a local thrift shop the other day. I paid a whopping $10 for each one!
The lone rabbit in the left picture I thought was particularly cute.
Of course for $10 I accepted the fact the value was in the frames and not what I thought were reproduction prints.
The two check-out ladies were admiring the pieces of art and expressed sadness they hadn't seen them first since they were so cheap!
I didn't bother to tell them the trick is to look high and low when you're out thrift shopping. If I have time, I even walk the shop left to right and then turn around and walk it right to left. Wait...What?Obsessive? Probably so!
When I got home, I noticed a slight chip on one of the frames. I'm sure it happened after I bought it due to carelessness on my part...
I was careless because I wasn't too concerned about how the pictures were wrapped since I was planning on making the frames my next paint/wax victims.
Wild Bill hates thrift shopping so he sits in the pickup outside and reads a book. On this hot day, he was parked up the street, and when he saw me he drove down to pick me up in a kind of Bonnie and Clyde escape.
I barely had time to throw my purchase in the back seat and jump in the truck before he was on his way!
Imagine my surprise when I got the pictures home and turned to the backs and read the tags that said they were Hand Painted by Robert Grace:
I went on the internet to look up the artist, Robert Grace. It dawned on me I already have a larger print copy of a different one of his rabbit paintings, but that's for another day.
One of the exact rabbit paintings, with same frame, is currently for sale with a bid of $70. Man...I done good on these two!!!
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