Old Lure and Books
Oil on board
16 x 20
For this painting, I used some items with sentimental attachment. The silver compote was a gift for our wedding, 39 yrs ago. It was already an antique at that time. I didn't know the givers, they were friends of my in-laws. I just remember her name was Maria!
The books belonged to my father in law. One is titled "Trout" by Bergman and the other is also a fishing book, but I don't recall the name. It's on our shelves.
The old fishing lure is part of my collection and I don't remember where I got it. I keep them under a glass topped coffee table.
I love the smooth surface of this painting. It was done on a piece of gessoed Masonite.