Monday, June 25, 2012

Fine Art

My mom used to tell me and my brothers that when she died she had specific pictures that she wanted each of us to have. My younger brother got a picture of a man and woman on a beach at sunset, my older brother got a pretty picture with the "Foot Prints" poem on it...and I got this.

This painting by Bernard Wynne has been in my family since I was a little kid and both my brother's were happy that I got it and wanted it, because they hate it. lol It was at my grandma's house for years and then my mom got it and now I have it. My husband hates it, he says it's ugly as heck, which is why it's hanging up in our bedroom where he doesn't have to look at it. lol

But for some odd reason I've always liked this painting. I remember telling my mom when I was real little that I thought it was her in the green dress and later I used to call it the Celery dress picture because it kinda looks like she's wearing a bunch of celery. lol

It's old, faded and so many shades of an ugly green that it's hard to find a place it would look good, but I like it. I've looked online for other painting by Bernard Wynn and found a few and found out he painted quite a few paintings and some have gone for a lot of money, but I can't find anything on this one.

I wonder if my daughter will want it when I pass on...

It's funny the different things that get passed on from one generation to another. I have a few other things that have been passed down to me like some jewelry from my grandma and mom.


  1. It's great when there's a connection like that but I definitely feel that art is a very personal and subjective experience. I tend to gravitate more toward animal or ocean we have a tiger and a cheetah that sit with us while my husband contributed a peaceful lake scene...they're all on different walls so we can choose which direction we face, lol.

  2. Oh Mary, I think it's gorgeous! To each his own, I know--but don't let it go out of the family! (or adopt me as a sister?) lol

  3. I like it too. I told my daughter that she is inheriting this painting and she better hang in in her place somewhere. lol

    I have paintings of ocean scenes, animals and waterfalls in the living room. Unicorns in other places and the family pictures everywhere. You get a little bit of everything in my house. lol

  4. I love this painting, and I love knowing it holds sentimental value for you.


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