Original oil, still life by Sleepy Read.
Features fruit with wine bottles and water jugs.
Great colors. This vintage painting probably dates to the early 1960's.
Signed lower right "Sleepy Read"
28" by 21 3/4". Stretched and mounted on wood, but unframed.
His heavy use of oil has resulted in some cracking from the years. Please see the photos. The painting looks great hanging.
'Sleepy' is a Johnson County, Texas artist near 90 who still paints six days a week. He is mainly self-taught but still occasionally takes classes to improve his technique. He has a small gallery located in Cleburne, Texas at the Wright Place located at 115 South Main. "Sleepy" especially likes abstracts but also does bluebonnets, landscapes, westerns etc. He can be found painting in the gallery most every day except Saturdays. When asked why his work was selling so well now he replied, "They think my work will become more valuable after I'm gone", he laughed.