Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Painted Into A Corner, Part Three


Colin
Originally uploaded by ninjapoodles.
Who IS this mystery artist? This is the only clue I have--a pencilled signature on my print, with a single name. It looks like "Colin" to me, but I have Googled every imaginable variation of that name I can think of, and have come up with nothing. I love my cotton-pickin' picture, and would have more of this person's art, if only I could find it.

Any clues out there, Internets?

16 comments:

  1. http://www.colinpagepaintings.com/gallery/index.php ? maybe? I can't really see the painting well enough to try to compare the styles, and there are no examples of his signature...

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  2. Nope, I don't think its Colin Page...the link below has an example of his signature and it doesn't match the one on your painting.

    http://www.camdenfallsgallery.com/BayIslandsImagesPageLonebranch.htm

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  3. I wish I could help. But all the pictures in my house are of dogs playing poker.

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  4. It almost looks as if it's done in Oil Pastels. That might narrow the field down a lot.

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  5. Can you get the info from whomever sold you the print? You bought it online, right? They should be able to tell you I would think.

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  6. I think it says "Calm" - like I aspire to be after my sugar-jolt of caffeine-induced java. "Calm" like when George Costanza screamed "SERENITY NOW!"

    And then got none of it.

    Caaaaaalmmmmmm.

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  7. All I know is I want you to come paint my house. I do believe, you have my taste. Well, not really my tongue taste...but my...oh, nevermind.

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  8. I think it says "Cohn". LOL

    (not really...just trying to make you even more crazy. Ain't I a great landlord?)

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  9. I should have said, yes, it's done in pastels, almost certainy oils.

    This has been driving me crazy for years, really. The print/framing shop I bought it from was no help at all as to the artist or where it even came from.

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  10. You could also consider it Colm, which is an Irish name. Hope you find it.

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  11. http://c60jdh1.lib.niu.edu/ipo/2001/ic010910.html
    I take that Colm thing back. I think this is who you are looking for. Says that cotton picker one is a bestseller.

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  12. Oh and one more thing, that image at the top is cool, but way too heavy at 177KB!!!! It needs to be around 40-50KB. I can do that real quick for you if you want.

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  13. heh looky what I found!
    http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/search/Search_Repeat.aspx?searchtype=IMAGES&artist=11000167

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  14. OK, I guess I didn't really do it, digibrill did, but that page actually has a copy of your picture on it, so I guess it's a definitive answer ;)

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  15. Yep, y'all came through! He doesn't have a direct website, but is apparently still painting and showing/selling his work through a small gallery. I guess I have better taste than I knew! ;-) Hey, if it's good enough for Oprah...

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  16. oh, and digi--there's a redesign in the works...let me know how it looks after that.

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