I recall getting a few nice paintings at a starving artist sale.
Oh... I like that!I thought I post a pic of the painting that's hanging in my living room now. It's a really cool painting from an artist named Albert Swayhoover, and it's all done with a pallet knife so the painting has a lot of depth and texture. Albert passed away in 2017 sadly but his work lives on. It was painted in 1974 and it's called "Clouds Are Lifting." I've spent many an hour just staring at it close up, it's fascinating and it has hidden details when you really look hard. Then you can step back and just take it in, I just love the Sea and the Sand and his stuff is really good.
I've included a few closer shots that show the texture and detail of the painting as best as I could get with natural lighting.