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Gorgeous original signed oil painting, dating to 1982. Artist is Barbara Ball Betts. She fully signed on back, and her intials B B B are on front. She won 1st price for this painting in an art show in Daytona, Florida. in 1982. Title is Watermelon Time. Size is 18 " by 24 : inches " on mounted linen canvas, which is exactly as the artist sized this original painting. The overall size is approximately 23 " by 28.75" inches with frame. Painting is original full size and is 100% complete. Condition of painting is very good and clean, with the artist having painted the back white and then writing her name, date and title. It is not uncommon for an artist to paint the back of painting. There is one small bump on the back of painting, but this is NOT a repair. As a professional artist and having done restoration, under microscopic examination, this is something that got stuck on the back of the painting, as the artist was painting the back of the painting white. The painting is nicely varnished and original in condition. The gold to bronze color wooden frame is in good to very good clean condition with slight wear overall.
Perfect painting for the watermelon, botanical, garden, fruit, nature, wine, glass, still life collector. Painting would be lovely in a fruit market shop or restaurant, bed and breakfast, diner, cafe, wine ship, or bistro., or wine cellar.
Painting is a one of a kind gem and to be cherished. Please write any questions. Thank you very much.