I have always loved old floral paintings! Whether they are done by professional or "Sunday painters", I love their charming and sometimes naive qualities. If they are damaged, and many of mine are...I just consider it part of their charm and old age (I wish I could feel the same way about my own aging process LOL). They just add a spot of color and life into any room. I have a couple of Sunday painter deep red roses paintings- you can just imagine the person working on these in the late 1800's to early 1900's.
This old pottery wall plaque is very Art Nouveau- it is large and hand painted with beautiful pansies. From the writing on the reverse, it appears to have been done in an Arts and Crafts school for women- I find this very interesting!
If you have been reading my blog, you will remember this lovely foxglove Valentine painting.
I also have an old yard long still life and a petite little roses painting that was a gift from a dear friend.
Posted by Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces at Thursday, February 25, 2010