And another one….

Yes I’ve bought another painting off ebay!

It was a Mother’s Day gift to myself.

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Its by an Adelaide based artist called Lucy Turnball and titled ‘like brother like son’.

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It now lives on the mantle above the oven.

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I love it!

I’ll have to stay away from ebay for a while…..

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ebay auction!

Have you ever placed a bid for an item on eBay and forgotten about it only to discover that you’ve won the auction?

Well that’s what happened to me recently.  I saw a painting that I kind of liked and decided to place a bid…. for 99 cents.  It turns out I was the only person to place a bid on the painting and I won!!!

The painting was in New South Wales so freight to Brisbane was $40.00.  I figured if it’s not quite my ‘cup of tea’ I could either relist it or take it to an Op shop.  It arrived a few days before Christmas and I had no idea that it was going to be so HUGE!!!

old pearly jenkinsThe auction description did say that it was 130cm x 170cm but I obviously didn’t  notice the size.  The following picture shows two of my sons standing next to it.

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Here is the painting unwrapped.  I can’t find a signature on it but the previous owner said it’s by an artist called Victoria Lobregat .

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Mr F wasn’t so sure of it and initially  offered to hang it on the wall in the cupboard under the stairs.  I’m planning on hanging it in the hallway by the front door until I can afford a Wendy Chenoweth.  I like it and Mr F has told me that he’s warming to it.

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I know not everyone is going to like it but I’m actually quite happy with this particular eBay experience.

On my wishlist.

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If I wasn’t so good at buying concrete statues and interior doors I would be saving like crazy for one of Wendy Chenoweth’s oil paintings.

I love her style of painting, it’s full of colour and she captures  personal emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way.  Wendy is a Brisbane based artist and one day I would like to be the proud owner of one of her paintings.