Showing posts from June, 2016

Snowy Farm in the Rockies Oil on Canvas by Emily Faw Canadian Artist


This vibrant painting was done on stretchered canvas by Emily Faw, a self-taught Canadian artist in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Her mediums include oils, acrylics, charcoal, watercolors and pen and ink and her works are in collections around the world. Now both a grandmother and great grandmother, she has been painting for over 40 years. This painting of a farm nestled against the Canadian Rockies expresses the artist's love of nature in her own Impressionist style. It's the kind of painting we love--one that you feel you can step right into. It's signed lower right "FAW" in block letters. Overall dimensions of the painting are 18 inches by 14 inches and it weighs about 2 pounds. The wooden frame is 1 1/8 inches wide and is a speckled greenish brown that complements the outdoor scene beautifully. We had our framer secure the painting in the frame, add dust paper on the back and a hanging wire complete with hangers. This lovely artwork is in pristine condition a…

Persian Art Circa 1630 Erotic Painting on a Ceramic Platter


The erotic scene hand painted on this large platter is an artist's rendering of a painting entitled "Two Lovers," done in 1630 by a famous Persian miniaturist, one version of whose name is Reza-i-Abbasi (c. 1565 to 1635). The scene shows an amorous couple surrounded by feathers, flowers, apples and a bottle of perfume. The platter itself is creamy white clay with a glossy clear top glaze and touches of golden yellow at spots along the scalloped rim. The artist who painted this platter signed it on the reverse in black painted print: "Lovers" Riza-i-Abbasi 16th cent. Persian by E. Bagdasarian 12/86. The platter measures 11 1/2 inches in diameter and is about an inch high. It's in outstanding condition, with wear to the golden yellow painted on the rim the only issue. It's an out-of-the-ordinary ceramic piece and beautifully painted. Note: While the artist cited the original painting as being from the 16th century, since it was painted in 1630 it w…