I love old art work. I especially love old artwork that is outside scenery. Something with lots of character that makes you wonder if someone simply sat in the grass on a cool spring day and painted what was in front of them. Or did they take a class where you paint a recreated scene? Perhaps they painted the scene purely from memory or a creative thought…It’s fun to guess!
I shopped for hours to find the perfect artwork to place on our new fireplace mantle. I wanted something with trees, in the woods and with an old barn. Something vintage and beautiful. This was impossible to find…until I remembered that my Great Grandpa was a painter.
“Mom and Dad, can I look at those old paintings Big Papa painted?” These paintings couldn’t be more perfect…
I love that these have meaning! They are perfect!
In loving Memory of Gabriel Schiada aka “Big Papa” (1905-1997).