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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Artist R. Boren?

Hi,

I recently acquired a painting from my grandmother. The painting has a signature of R. Boren. It is a painting of a mountain, cabin, and a waterfall. I found paintings similar to it on Ebay but found no real information about the artist. Does anyone know anythign about this painter?

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Old July 2nd, 2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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I have one of his paintings as well. I know he is from Mississippi , he his 97 years of age now and you can find about 3 of his paintings on ebay right now, going anywhere from $895 to $1200.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 05:25 PM   #3
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I have one of his paintings also. I bought it at a yard sale for $5.00 because the renters thought it was ugly! Stupid people!!! I also would like to know more about this painter / artist.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #4
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I have one of his paintings as well, picked it up at a yard sale for 50 cents...Its a painting of a ship, beautifully done with a very charming color scheme. Its large,and is an original canvas painting, near as I can tell. I'd love to know what it's worth.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #5
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I have a painting from R. Boren of a beautiful montain scene. Looks just like the painting one of the other postings explained but without the waterfall. I bought it at a garage sale for $5 and we were actually looking to get rid of it because it no longer goes with the decor in our house. After some research, we are keeping this!!
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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Hi everyone !

I think that when we are trying to find out about an artist we should take a picture of the art and sent it in. I also have a picture of his and will send it in as soon as I down load it in my files it is painted with lots of grey and soft white of mountains, clouds, waterfall, trees and a lake., sending the picture will help everyone because we want to be sure they are not the same. Remember no one can paint the exact picture, I paint and tried to paint the some picture 3 times and none of them are completly alike and the only way to have them alike is to have them copied by machine.
thanks baysis
I forgot to ask can we send in pictures ?
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 06:38 PM   #7
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Click "Post Reply" below left (while signed in), and use the paperclip icon to upload an attachment.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 06:46 PM   #8
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I also have a 24"x48" oil painting by R Boren,and i had it checked out by a well known oil painter,and he was 99% sure it was an original.It has a rough textured paint,meaning u can feel the raised spots all over it.Also said that the signature looked authentic.It also has a cabin in the mountains,with a stream and waterfall.Real nice canvas,with antique grey wooden frame.I also got this one at a yard sale in leftover items,for free and was wanting to find out a lil about it. Thanks!
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 01:36 AM   #9
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Default Ahhh. The Famous *Cabin By the River* Paintings !

Hi Everyone ! YES !! I, too, Am a proud owner of a Large "R.BOREN" Rustic cabin by the river/waterfall in mountians, and, It is such a great painting !
I also have found the value of it to right around $1,500. I have seen a couple other paintings of his, and I would love to get a few more. UNLESS someone REALLY wants this one, but... it is awesome !
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Old January 5th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #10
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if anyone is interested in buying a 54" x 44" color landscape by our mutually acquired artist in residency, "r. boren", please email me at billyzeb "at" gmail "dot" com.

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 05:29 AM   #11
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Hi Everyone ! YES !! I, too, Am a proud owner of a Large "R.BOREN" Rustic cabin by the river/waterfall in mountians, and, It is such a great painting !
I also have found the value of it to right around $1,500. I have seen a couple other paintings of his, and I would love to get a few more. UNLESS someone REALLY wants this one, but... it is awesome !
I HAVE THE SAME PAINTING.alhickey2004@hotmail.com
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Old February 5th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #12
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Default R. Boren Painting

I also have a 36X24 R. Boren canvas painting of a cabin, mountains and waterfall. It was given to me as a gift and was told that they purchased it at a Art Gallery, and I should hold on to it due to the fact that it was expensive and would be worth alot in time..
If anyone has information, please let me know.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #13
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I also have a painting of a ship, really nice. How do i check its value?
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:20 AM   #14
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It appears that there are a lot of paintings by this artist out there - and that they are quite alike.

It may be that they were all painted by a group of Asian artists that sell their paintings through Furniture stores and the like for prices ranging from $100 on up to a $1000.

That's what these appear to be. There are just too many that are alike. what happens is that there is a painting that the group copies from - in this example, a 48" painting with mountains, a waterfall, valley, and a cabin. All the artists are paid to paint the same picture - as close a copy as they can make. And they always signe it in the lower right hand corner (looking at it) with the same name - R. Boren.

These paintings don't have much artistic value - they are usually made using a basic palette and a knife - the knife is used to make most of the paint strokes - trees, birds, leaves - etc. it's quick and efficient. And by the way, looks beautiful to the untrained eye.

Only a trained art student, or a master will see these paintings for what they truly are - mass produced for the masses.

Why do you think most end up in yard sales? at flea markets? at Goodwill? and for what? 50 cents? a dollar? for free?

But as we all know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder - there are fans of R. Boren's works out there - whether or not they are truly by him/her or not, or by Asian Art Students making a quick buck.

Art is meant to be enjoyed, right? so enjoy it, but don't think about selling it, because you'll most likely have to give it away - or let it languish on Ebay like those paintings for sale have been languishing for years. yes - check completed listings and you'll see that R. Boren paintings never sell at all - nope, never......and you wonder why?
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Old July 4th, 2011, 02:50 AM   #15
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Hi - I have a R.Boren painting as well. Of a single ship - 4 height sails -
(from the base there is 1 sail, 2nd line has 3 sails, 3rd & 4th heights are 1 sail.)

Definitely an oil based painting. How do I find out its authentic or not -
I'm based in Australia.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #16
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Just for my own satisfaction. I purchased a painting in Southern California over twenty years ago from a painter on the Coast Highway. It is of a cabin by a waterfall and a stream. It is 54"X42 3/4 " in a wood frame. I paid more than most of these people that post here. The guy was about in his late forties or so. He was driving a UHAL type truck, There weren't a bunch of the same paintings,they were all about the same size. Different frames. If anyone knows if this Boren painter was in California in the 80s please notify me at bigbro60@pipinternet.net Thank you for your assistance.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #17
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I have a picture that was my mothers. she collected paintings, and bought this one in Maine in a antique store in the 1965. It is 36 by 24. It is a picture of a lake scene in a woods with a path leading up to it. It is breathtaking and is a original oil painting with vivid fall colors. She brought it home on a plane and when she went to get off they couldn't find the painting. They held up the flight and found it in the pilots cabin he was trying to take off with it. It is just a miracle she was able to get it back. I had one dealer look at it 10 years ago when I bought out the estate and he said he had never seen anything like it. He told me never to sell it and to get it insured. Just was wondering how old is it and what is it worth???? The appraiser said it was very high quality! Would appreciate any information. thanks!! Christopher Wyckoff Farms Blissfield michigan...
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Old August 15th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #18
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plowboy49228, just to clarify, is this painting also by R. Boren?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:06 AM   #19
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In 1984 I bought an original painting from the artist himself, he was going door-to-door in the downtown businesses in Ponoka, Alberta and stopped where I worked at the time with a few rolled up un-framed original oils. It's hard to recall now what he looks like, but I'd say late 30's to 40 yrs. of age, just a bad guess, though. I have never been a fan of oil paintings, but this one was so beautiful and breathtaking, that I couldn't resist it. I bought it for $100 and he had to take a post-dated cheque from me! I still have it, have had it professionally framed (for years it was in a homemade frame) and it's still takes my breath away! And yes, it's signed R. Boren. Every once in a while over the years I've looked for more of his work, but have never found anything. This one is also of a wooded path leading down to a lake in the mountains with fall colours, lots of light and cloudy, misty blue mountains in the background.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 12:56 AM   #20
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I too have a boren painting but in my painting there are two 1700 ? war ships set in the gulf of mexico I know the color of the sea of gulf of mexico with its deep white base sand. Under the water. I bought it at an swap meet for 25.oo bucks 4x3 in an large wooden frame
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