A PRICELESS PAINTING

by Brenda Nelson July. 31, 2010 3161 views

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.

(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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Ole Kristian Valle 7 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for showing us!
Its a wonderful story!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 1 month ago

I can see why you retrieved it! I love it too, congratulations for holding on to it! :-)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful story and good capture of the painting

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lucinda 7 years, 1 month ago

This is a wonderful capture and very nice tribute. Thanks for sharing.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Milton Jacob 7 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for introducing (discovering first!) this great artist. I love his style.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Threepeas 7 years, 1 month ago

Very nice! I love the painting!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 1 month ago

So glad you saved it.....it's really a beautiful piece of artwork!!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Moira 7 years, 1 month ago

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.!!!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Art Bee 7 years, 1 month ago

What a wonderful story Brenda! He's a very talented artist indeed! It's great you rescued his artwork from the trash! Priceless!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brittany Gale 7 years, 1 month ago

That is a really great story! I really like the painting as well :) I would have rescued it from the trash too!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Joe 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice post Brenda!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Darlene Foster 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, it's a lovely piece! The artist is almost always his greatest critic. Glad you saved it!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Beth 7 years, 1 month ago

I think you were a smart girl with great taste in art :) I love it too.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 1 month ago

I like this one! What a great story, and nice that you still have it!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful post!!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

It really looks good on our wall for a piece of "trashed art!"

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Becky Brannon 7 years, 1 month ago

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.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
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