Sunday, October 24, 2010

~ ANTIQUE FRUIT OILS ~

This morning as we were relaxing drinking our hot coco. I asked Ray, if he could take some photos of our fruit painting collection. So we could share with all of you, these paintings are from the late 19th century to the early 20's. I hope you enjoy our collection of fruits, there are a couple more we didn't get a chance to share. Maybe next time!



The majority of our collection were found in shops and a couple from flea markets we like to go too.

I like this one with the watermelon and the seeds it always reminds me of Summer. And I love the primitive country look to this one the artist did a good job. It reminds me of when we went to South Carolina last year. Ray and his family are REALLY big watermelon eaters!! lol
If I wasn't there I think they would have had a seed spitting contest!


The bushell of apples are Rays favorite we don't mind a little damage to them, it gives them a little character. And they are usually a better bargain if you don't mind flaws.

It has a nice old primitive frame that goes good with it. I found this one at one of my favorite shops called Down Home Antiques in Orange county.

This is another one of my favorites this country basket with ripe cherry's. I like the redness of the cherry's in this one. The colors of the fruit on all the paintings look much better in person.

This also has a great frame with an arts and crafts look to it.



Who can resist summers bounty of grapes and peaches from the garden with this one.


This is probably our earliest oil painting of fruit. I believe it is from the 1830 to 1850s it also has a pretty gold gilt frame with neat patina on it. I like this one very much it was a lucky find at Irvine flea market here in California.


I like the colors of the peaches and the early basket with the river behind the basket of Summers fruit. This evening I will be linking up to ~Vintage Thingie Thursday ~ which is hosted by Suzzane. I hope you enjoyed our collection of antique fruit paintings and enjoy the rest of the brand new week.........Julian & Ray

28 comments:

  1. Hey Guys... more great painting, I sure envy the year round swap meets you have down there! The frame on the first is gorgeous:-))
    Bella

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  2. Hello! I sure did enjoy your artwork! I love still-lifes like these - the frames are perfect too!
    Kathy

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing. I really love the painting of the apples.

    :) Michelle

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  4. my fave would be the cherries! look so pretty! thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful paintings! What a wonderful group of treasures you have found.

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  6. I love all your beautiful paintings.

    Kathy

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  7. Although none of these live at Linderhof (wall space), I do like them very much -- I covet them whenever I see them but know that there is absolutely no room for them! Sigh -- yours are beautiful -- I envy that you ahve the space to hang them.

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  8. Every one of your paintings are so beautiful. The watermelon looks delicious; all the luscious fruit here, hard to choose a favorite!

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  9. I too love old vintage fruit pictures, have them hanging all over my kitchen, sumthin homey about them...right!

    My lil' 12X24 shed cost $3600.00 to build and they charged me $125.00 to deliver it, made by the Amish...I love it, just wish I had California weather all year so I didn't have to close up shop in the Fall...but boy will Spring be fun next year!

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  10. Dear Julian and Ray, I do like your 'fruit' paintings very much indeed. Several of them remind me of a painted Worcester teaset that I have inherited. The fruit really does look good enough to eat.

    Your final painting is my favourite. It is a lovely composition and looks very pretty in its gilt frame.

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  11. Hi Guys,
    I do so love seeing all your special paintings, they are so beautiful. The fruits look mouthwatering. The apples and the cherries are my favourites.
    Best wishes from a very chilly England,
    Smiles, Angela.

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  12. They are all very pretty...my favorite one is the
    watermelon!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. You have an extensive collection of oils. Very nice. My husband is also an artist and for the past couple years worked mostly on stills. He's always setting up vignettes to paint so before I eat a piece of fruit I ask, if this is for his painting or eating haha,

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  14. Hi there- such beautiful paintings!! Wow!! I Love the basket of apples! I happened to be married to a Ray as well!! Not a usual name anymore for sure!! Nice to meet you! :)

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  15. Great paintings, love the basket of cherries, yum!
    ~Debra
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  16. Yummy paintings! Makes me hungry!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  17. I like apple things and have done some apple paintings. I have been trying to think of how to do one with a basket, so I will study yours.

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  18. You really have a nice collection of fruit art. I have never seen some of them. A very nice post for VTT.

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  19. What pretty paintings. Love the one with peaches.

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  20. Looks like you have some beautiful old paintings...I love the primative feeling of the fruit paintings. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Wow, you guys really have some collection of paintings, it blows my mind. Great post!

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  22. That watermelon painting is really unusual. Of course I love them all, but that one really stood out to me!! I so enjoy seeing your art work!! Happy VTT!

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  23. They are all so beautiful that I don't know that I could choose a favorite. Maybe the cherries? I do agree that a little damage doesn't bother me at all either. In fact I love the character that it adds also. Thanks for visiting again!

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  24. These are all very pretty. Where do you hang all of them? I posted the winner of the truck contest my sisters and I had back in September. I also am having a give away for my 100th blog in just a few days so hope you will be able to come by for a visit. Debbie

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  25. Ciao Julian! How big is your home to keep all the wonderful painting collections you have??!!!
    Just gorgeous!
    Enjoy a nice week end!
    Vale

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  26. Lovely collection. I too am drawn to fruit paintings. My favorites are on old lap trays.

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  27. Ohhhh, I just adore the fruit paintings! My little girl is planning to be a blueberry for Halloween! Giggle! I also think your vampire guy is super cute. Darling decor!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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