Monday, October 2, 2017

Thrift Shopped Rabbits

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!

I was awed by the form of their pretty frames, thinking I would add some dark wax to them to tone down the gold a little.

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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  1. Wow, impressive always a bonus when you buy something you like and it is worth something. Enjoy them.

  2. Well, I'd say you made out like a bandit and I LOVE those pictures--the frames are a plus! Good find, Sugar. xo Diana

  3. You did indeed do well. Love rabbits. and the frames aren't bad, I got away from the gold but am still ok. with it sometime.

  4. These are wonderful -they would be great at Easter! Love the frames - so pretty. It's always nice to come home with an original art treasure xo Karen

  5. I LOVE the bunny pictures!! I looked them up on line before I even finished reading your post. You did have a good day!!

  6. Wow well done, I'm a ebay reseller, so I'd have those listed before you can say Bugs Bunny!