Art Auction–Another Day, Another Dollar

The interesting thing about being married to O’Half is that you
never know what he might bring home from an auction.  The worst
thing about being married to O’Half is that . . .

you never know what he might bring home from an auction.

This week I called out “Good Luck!” and off he went.  From what he
brought home I can just about figure out how the afternoon went.

First I think he went with his friends to the little cafe area at the auction
house.  They probably talked and bragged about the great deals they had
recently bought—-found a Rembrandt in a corner of an old house, etc . . .

"Spanish Cabaret" watercolor by Frank Stanley Herring

“Spanish Cabaret” watercolor by Frank Stanley Herring©booksandbuttons

 

And might have had two or three grasshoppers.  Those old drinks are too
sweet for me, but they can be powerful so I’m told.

The grasshoppers might have influenced his first purchase when he got back
into the swing of the auction.

Grasshopper etching by R.P. Nodder from early 1800s ©booksandbuttons

Grasshopper etching by R.P. Nodder from early 1800s ©booksandbuttons

 

 

Yes, I think the influence of the drinks was obvious from his next buy.

Oil painting by Humbert Howard. ©booksandbuttons

Oil painting by Humbert Howard. ©booksandbuttons

As he was gazing out the auction house window, he spied a neighboring
church—and made a beeline for it to say a prayer and give him strength for his
next bids.

Small oil painting by E Edward Gorka ©booksandbuttons

Small oil painting by E Edward Gorka ©booksandbuttons

 

It worked!  for although he fell for a local artist’s work

pastel "An Autumn Evening" by Leonid Gechtoff ©booksandbuttons

pastel “An Autumn Day” by Leonid Gechtoff ©booksandbuttons

he also bought a very nice sailboat piece.

Oil by Marian Hughes ©booksandbuttons

Oil by Marian Hughes ©booksandbuttons

 

As I said, I never know what surprises he’ll bring home!  All in a day’s work.

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2 Responses to Art Auction–Another Day, Another Dollar

  1. Stefanie says:

    That was amusing. I love how you worked them all into a narrative of his day!

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