Our lumberjack whirligig suffered the ravages of winter and is down for repair. Fortunately, we have a back-up. I gave the fisherman a tune-up today to get him working well and installed him up front on the pole.
Eddy Mumma was born in Milton Ohio in 1908 and passed in Gainesville Florida in 1986. He took a painting class at age 60 at the suggestion of his daughter, but abandoned the class, unimpressed by the instructor’s criticism. Mumma, or Mr. Eddy, as he… Read More
Shields Landon “S.L.” Jones (1901-1997) was from West Virginia. He worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad for 45 years. After the death of his wife in 1967, he took up whittling figures and drawing as a hobby in his retirement. He also played the… Read More
The other day I posted a pic of a painting of a yellow cat by Charley Kinney. Here’s another of his works, this one a fishing scene. You can see there are two people fishing. One is about to hook a lunker of a creature,… Read More
Some visitors to this little corner of the blog-swamp know that Sheila (AKA Tuffy P around here) and I have a modest collection of artwork by folk artists or outsider artists or self-taught artists – call them what you will. Many these artists come from… Read More
Mary T. Smith was a self-taught African-American artist from Mississippi. She lived from 1904 to 1995. She was a prolific artist during the years in which she painted. In her yard, she apparently created some outbuildings where she painted and installed her work. Smith’s work… Read More
For my Canadian friends a question….what did you do this Canada Day? We took a drive to our fave emporium of the unexpected, Nice Old Stuff, in Jarvis Ontario, and came back with a carload of imagination. This garden gate had a flat top…until today.… Read More
That’s Corey from Silver Lion Framing here in #longbranchTO with a painting from our little collection by Kentucky folk artist Charley Kinney he is framing up for us.
Here is a science fiction painting by Fred R. Messer we were able to pick up as part of a lot of 4 works by the artist for very attractive price at the Slotin Folk Art Auction, which took place on the weekend down in… Read More