Friday, May 10, 2013
I Found Waldo. Well, A Painting BY Waldo...Z. Waldo That Is. Just Some More Delightful And Anonymous Late '60s Art. Status: Almost A Keeper.
I popped in to the Salvation Army the other morning before heading into work and this lovely lanscape painting (acrylic on canvas) was waiting for me to take it home. I love rescuing stuff like this from the last place before the landfill. Hopefully, I'll be able to foster it into a loving new home.
It may not be the most beguiling subject but the colors...oh look at those bright vibrant colors...that's
what makes this painting special. There were lots of these made back in the day. Heck, there still are...
in a manner. You hear those commercials from time to time about "starving artists outlet at such and
such conference center". That's where most of these come from except the furniture stores used to sell
them more. I guess they still do, I don't know. I don't frequent new furniture stores. Probably the art
we see in places like Garden Ridge or Old Time Pottery will be looked at the same way in 50 years.
Some will dismiss it, lot's will hate it and a lucky few will be able to still see it's beauty and be overjoyed
to find it in a thrift store.