Thursday, August 8, 2013

Oil found in Tyler County!

           Yesterday, I came across an ad in the local classified paper, The Peddler, for a sale of a Clyde Gray oil painting.  Although I would love to purchase this piece the $1500 dollar price tag is about two zeros out of my current price range. The painting is 24 x 48 which would make it very large for a Clyde Gray oil painting and, according to owner I spoke to, is dated 1959.  I will hold on to the phone number and check back in a few weeks to find out the final price of the painting. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

In the Woods

        When we moved here I had seen the Clyde Gray tiles that are all over town, but didn't realize that he made these type of paintings until I really took an interest.  This painting hangs in Citizen State Bank in downtown Woodville.  It is about 2 1/2' by 2 1/2'  and I believe it is painted with oils.   This is the type of work I would really like to find. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Clyde E. Gray Houseboat patent?

          Searching for Clyde Gray links to post on my blog I came across one that linked me to a website selling old life magazines.  Searching through the listing there is an issue from  April 4, 1949 and in the description it talks about a house boat "The lakeline, House boat, owned by Forrest C. Wood, designed by Clyde E. Gray.".  I haven't had a chance to get a copy of the magazine yet, but when I searched for Clyde E Gray house boat I found patent # D156232.  It is  possible that this is a different Clyde E. Gray, but seems like the odds would be slim.  Hopefully I can find someone who knows if this is the same Clyde E Gray.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Four Tile Piece

           This four tile piece I purchased on Ebay about six months ago.  So far this is the largest piece I have seen for sale on Ebay.  The initial price was sixty dollars, but they accepted my offer of 45.  I was happy to have it since all we currently have are single tiles of various sizes and couple of water color paintings

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What I know about Clyde E. Gray

This is a the most common size tile found for sale.  4 1/4 by 4 1/4 these can be bought at the Heritage Village in Woodville as well as occasionally on Ebay.
They are often found mounted directly onto a piece of stained wood or in a small frame with a cloth back.  Barns, outhouses, old chairs are prevalent themes along with pine and dogwood trees.  The price of these tiles can vary between ten and fifty dollars depending on the scene depicted and where it is being sold.

This is a label commonly found with pieces from Clyde Gray. It is about 2" wide by 4" tall and several of the tiles that I have purchased on Ebay have included this tag.  Sometimes it is lightly adhered to the back of the mounting other times it is tucked behind some of the mounting.