Friday, May 15, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Painted





PAINTED


For some years my son has wanted to buy a hand carved painted Haida cedar mask but he did not seem to be able to make up his mind among the large number of choices for sale in this part of the world. I did not have that trouble when I went into the gift shop at the Vancouver Museum, looking for a birthday present for him. There was only one. I liked it, so I bought it for him.

Luckily he liked it too.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


32 comments:

Carver said...

That's a wonderful mask JMB. I have a thing for painted masks although I don't own any. I always gravitate to parts of museums that have painted masks. I know your son appreciated it.

CherryPie said...

That is a great idea for the theme.

Hope you have a great weekend too.

Photo Cache said...

Good choice for a present and a perfect one for the theme. I have been toying with the idea of collecting masks for sometime now.

Carolina Victory said...

That is one awesome mask, I love it! Great colors and very expressive face.

Annie
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/

sally in norfolk said...

what a great gift :-)

CRIZ LAI said...

Hahaha.. this is a cute one JMB. I can even see the tongue sticking out. Is that why it caught both your attention? :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

jams o donnell said...

That's a striking mask. I'm gald you son like it. Happy weekend!

Leslie said...

Wow - now that's interesting!
Have a great weekend. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-painted-scenes-from-gold.html

YTSL said...

Great mask. Beautifully crafted and, at the same time, there seems to be some humor to it!

Janice Thomson said...

Unique choice for the theme JMB. Beautiful mask. I find the Haida have stunning artwork in every genre.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Lovely painted mask for your son. I'm sure he liked it as much as you do :)

Corey~living and loving said...

oooo it is a fun one. Love the tongue. :)
happy weekend!

Granny on the Web said...

Always a solution that. If you are spoilt for choice... let someone else do the choosing. I think he will be very happy with your choice, I would be.
Super talking point hanging on the wall.

Love Granny

Bengbeng said...

that is a lovely mask. not only yr son, i think everybody would love to have one like that :)

Mar said...

Wonderful mask and perfect for the theme! My sister has a few of those, they are great pieces of decoration.

Mine is up, happy weekend!

TeacherJulie said...

Awww, that was sweet of you JMB :)

MY PH:
http://teacherjulie.com/2009/05/16/painting-or-real/

luna miranda said...

that's an impressive mask! the dangling tongue is funny.:D

NitWit1 said...

How interesting! Pretty scary too.Nice take on subject PAINTED

http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

That is a very nice looking mask. Perfect for a gift. :)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That is so neat! Bet your son really liked it too. Does he have others as well? What a great collection that would make.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Sandy said...

Wonderful mask..

Sue said...

Wow! That is a stunning mask! I bet he loved it. I know I would as I too am a collector :)

Thanks for visiting :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That cracks me up!
It's a good think he likes it :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That's rather endearing, jmb.

Colin Campbell said...

Oh I would like one of those. Loved your sailing post. I have been so busy with real life.

Donnetta Lee said...

It is beautiful. A little scary looking though. But pretty! D

stan said...

It's a real swell mask. DId he put it to good use say, on Holoween?

PowersTwinB said...

Hi sweetie,..Is that a tribal Indian from your area? Very cool mask! Thanks for visiting my hunt! I always appreciate your visits!

mirage2g said...

Venice have lots of mask but differently painted. This one reminds me of Japanese Tengus. I bet he likes it and the fact that its your present! :)

www.gmirage.com

Berni aka Vic Grace said...

I have never cared for some of the native art but I do have a pair of native pewter eagle feather earrings that I particular like. I am glad you found something he will enjoy.

EastCoastLife said...

That's a lovely birthday gift and the recipient appreciates it. :)

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Masks are odd things. Your one seems somehow ok and it sort of reminds me of the Venetian ones that I find intriguing.

What I really hate are those ceramic clown ones like Pierrot. They tend to give me the creeps.