Thursday, September 24, 2009

Junk

I find myself strangely drawn to seascapes and maritime paintings, I cannot explain why, I can't even swim and, unless I dose up on Kwells before a boat trip, suffer from seasickness. But there is something about a painting of a boat on the sea, be it a galleon in a wild storm or a little rowing boat, that calls to me. I especially love Chinese junk boats, there is something so exotic about them, something that cries adventure!!!




I bought these 4 original oil paintings by Indonesian artist Ngai Sing in one lot on eBay. I was surprised but delighted to be the only bidder and got them for $27.80 including postage! They measure 30cm x 25cm each and are stretched canvases, unframed. Love, love, love them!

8 comments:

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

Oh I love those paintings! you got a deal, sister!

The Queen of Clearance. said...

wow, great deal! My mom had a boat painting above the couch growing up...and now still. I always wanted one like it!

kurrabikid said...

Great bargain ... and I'm pleased to find out there's another person in Australia besides me who can't swim!!

Michelle said...

Reminds me of Moby Dick... Not sure why. But it's a good thing- I like!

Missa said...

These are lovely, tranquil and exotic, and I like how they differ slightly in color but definitely go together. Will you hang them as a group?

Alex said...

I found a painting by Ngai Sing at a carboot sale for five bucks and its a very white, stark scene of a lone japanese pine straddling a series of mountain peaks... just the peaks and the tree visible peering through the misty morning fog. I know of a few other Ngai Sing paintings that are on sale in Scotland (the 'Chinese Junks' painting), the UK and Japan. Ngai Sing is an indonesian artist and he has a largish collection that is floating around the art world, on sale and in private collections.

Nice find you have there. Let me know if you ever consider the unlikely and wish to part with them! :)

Chicken Mama said...

Hi, there - I found your blog when I Googled Ngai Sing! I just got an original painting of his (more along the lines of Alex's description of a white - and blue - scene with a lone pine than the junks). Anyway, I'm trying to find more info about his works, but I'm not having much luck. Anyone have any bright ideas? Thanks much from northeastern Minnesota!

Crack The Sky said...

Hey, I have a large (4ft x 2.5ft) painting from the 60's that is very similar to the one that you posted on the top. Except mine is signed Tony, I have not been able to find anything else about it but I got it from an estate. Do you know anything more about the top painting?