Regarding thrifted "art", these are probably my two favorites - obtained at an indie thrift shop in small town Georgia. I found them 3 weeks apart - the first one was on sale for $6, the 2nd I picked up a few weeks after the first for the full price of $12. I asked the owner if they had any more, and she said she did, in storage, and just needed to dig them out but would hold them for me and call when they were available - that was a couple months ago and I'm patiently waiting.
Anyhoos, these are both hand-painted on canvas - I think oils because it's laid on pretty thick in some spots but could be acrylics. Appears to be the same artist, but signature is illegible.
I call this one "Wardrobe Malfunction".Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I haven't come up with a name for this one yet...Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I also pick up every single velvet painting I see if it's under $10. Same for FeatherCraft art (a/k/a bird feather art, typically Hecho en Mexico), as well as any questionable or poorly-executed hand-painted / drawn etc piece of art. My intent was to have my own Gallery of Questionable Art but it wouldn't really go well in any of the rooms in my new house.