Sunday, October 14, 2007

Artistic Legacy

My mother dug this painting out of the trash in my Father's garage. It's probably one of the first his dad (my grandfather) ever did. He did not start to paint until he was in his fifties. I think this one has a nice niave/outsider charm and I'm really glad to have it. I like the crude way he signed the C.Law, although I don't think you can see it in the photo. His name was Charlie...I'm the fourth Charles in line. Here also is another painting of my grandfather's...a later one when he was a bit more accomplished. His real talent was for working with wood. He made beautiful inlaid tables, lamps and carvings of birds. Here is a not so very good picture of the table I have in my living room.

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