His Works

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our charming host for the Friday Fictioneers in 58 words photoprompt, picture from Brenda Cox.

Picture provided by Brenda Cox

His Works

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

The crowds race past the aging artist, no one paying heed to the beautiful paintings being created within the open air shack on the street corner.

A small child, less than six years entered, exclaiming how beautiful the cypress tree painting was. Kano Eitoku gifted it to her. Years later, the painting appraised at over $200,000 American dollars.

34 Comments

  1. neilmacdon says:

    I hope she doesn’t sell it

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    1. Happy the story touched you. šŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you so much. Happy you enjoyed it! šŸ˜Š

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  2. GHLearner says:

    lovely story about a generous man. I, too, hope she doesn’t sell it.

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    1. Thank you. Very happy you enjoyed it! šŸ˜Š

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  3. msjadeli says:

    It’s unfortunate that money sullies the beauty of art in this way. I’m sure she loves it no more than before even with the appraisal.

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    1. Well stated! Greed discolors everything from art to love!

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Perhaps he will be happy for her to sell it and use the money wisely. Great story.

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  5. Sadje says:

    A lovely story Ami

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  6. Sandra says:

    A beautiful story. I hope she hangs on to it.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Iā€™m really glad you liked it! šŸ˜Š

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  7. James McEwan says:

    Is it not amazing how much people will pay for a single image? Well told.

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  8. Bear says:

    What an uplifting tale. Reminds me of the “abandoned art project” where artists abandon little works of art for people to find.

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    1. Thank you Bear! So happy you enjoyed it! šŸ˜Š

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  9. granonine says:

    . Wonderful story in a capsule. If she does sell it, I hope it goes to a museum where many can enjoy it

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    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the story. šŸ˜Š

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  10. jillyfunnell says:

    Lovely story. If she did decide to sell it, I hope it wouldn’t just go behind closed doors, as happens to some “priceless” art.

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  11. A life-changing encounter. Delightful.

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  12. And that’s the way art should be ‘appreciated’.

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    1. Thank you Bernadette! šŸ˜Š

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  13. It’s so sad that while he lived he was not noticed. I hope she cherishes the memory and the painting. Lovely!

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    1. Brenda, so happy you liked my story and that you were moved by it. šŸ˜Š

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  14. Bill says:

    Love the story. But, sold! šŸ™‚

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    1. Only you Bill! Whatever makes you happy! šŸ˜Š

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  15. Dear Ami,

    Lovely tale of an unexpected treasure

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle! šŸ˜Š

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  16. i b arora says:

    the hidden jewels

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