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A PRICELESS PAINTING

2010.07.31
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(This has nice detail when enlarged. A pen-and-ink with watercolor - I made him sign it before I took it home!))
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Some of you who saw my post yesterday asked about the story of the high school boy whose painting I saved from the trash can in English class! Since then, he's had a wonderful career as an artist and as an instructor. Last weekend, he gave me a REAL "Gil Adams" painting - I think in the hope that I would return the old one! (He never like it - I've always loved it.) So today, for all my PB friends and my FB buddies, here's the "real deal" from 1964! Thanks, Gil, for the new one, but I still cherish this old one!!

His website is www.giladams.com - and the painting he gave me is shown on the "exhibition" page. I also love the paintings on the "bio" and "home" pages, too. For those of you who are artists, I think you'll be impressed with his impressionist style.

19 Comments
HoosierAtHeART I think it is such a wonderful story! I did check out his website and was impressed and envious! Love the pen and ink, it has a wonderful style.
HoosierAtHeART · 2010-07-30: 20:07
lgnelson It really looks good on our wall for a piece of "trashed art!"
lgnelson · 2010-07-30: 20:19
SunFlower1990 Wonderful post!!!
SunFlower1990 · 2010-07-30: 20:59
????? I remember you sharing that story with me a while back...such a cool story!!!
????? · 2010-07-30: 21:28
DancingDolphin I like this one! What a great story, and nice that you still have it!
DancingDolphin · 2010-07-30: 21:55
beth0110 I think you were a smart girl with great taste in art :) I love it too.
beth0110 · 2010-07-30: 22:12
darfoster Yes, it's a lovely piece! The artist is almost always his greatest critic. Glad you saved it!
darfoster · 2010-07-30: 23:15
????? Wow, a marvelous work of art!!! A well kept treasure, Brenda!!!
????? · 2010-07-30: 23:57
JustGarden Nice post Brenda!
JustGarden · 2010-07-31: 00:02
Weetzie That is a really great story! I really like the painting as well :) I would have rescued it from the trash too!
Weetzie · 2010-07-31: 00:52
ArtBee What a wonderful story Brenda! He's a very talented artist indeed! It's great you rescued his artwork from the trash! Priceless!
ArtBee · 2010-07-31: 08:27
MoMac TFS this lovely piece of art and story . I looked at his site and really liked the " outdoor still life one"
Put me in the mood for painting an oil now but I must have "artist's cramp" stuck for ideas . I was just going to post my TI inspiration finished ones too, to let you see . Your story has encouraged me since you saved a thrown away sketch and he became a success so your criticism can't be that bad if not good.!!!!
MoMac · 2010-07-31: 14:19
lookagain So glad you saved it.....it's really a beautiful piece of artwork!!!
lookagain · 2010-07-31: 21:16
threepeas Very nice! I love the painting!
threepeas · 2010-07-31: 21:41
miltonjacob Thanks for introducing (discovering first!) this great artist. I love his style.
miltonjacob · 2010-08-01: 04:34
SunflowerGirl This is a wonderful capture and very nice tribute. Thanks for sharing.
SunflowerGirl · 2010-08-01: 23:05
mystic1 Wonderful story and good capture of the painting
mystic1 · 2010-08-02: 20:25
NellyBly I can see why you retrieved it! I love it too, congratulations for holding on to it! :-)
NellyBly · 2010-08-03: 22:48
Ole365 Thanks for showing us!
Its a wonderful story!
Ole365 · 2010-08-10: 20:36
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