posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 05:43 AM
originally posted by: Outback22
a reply to: chr0naut
I researched Walter withers, and I think I'll have to get my grubby little hands on one of those fine paintings
Its a shame I can't find one currently for sale
Do you have any other advice with Australia artists I should look out for
Well, I love McCubbin's but you won't get anything but prints for anything affordable.
I'm just remembering back to my days at high-school. I did art and sold some of my stuff and got 'shown' in a gallery, but I haven't really done
anything post-school (I got into music & family and never had the time, but my dad did. He's still painting, even though he now suffers from macular
degeneration in one eye. He still manages to get them into galleries and make sales).
About watercolour paper, it has a high cotton content in with the paper pulp which gives it more strength, especially when wet. They also usually
slightly texture the surface so it has a bit of 'give' in it.
I recognised the top of the signature as one I'd seen before (from the 2nd picture you posted) but couldn't recall the artist's name. If it isn't a
print, it's probably valuable. Also, the old decorated frame should be valuable if it's in good condition but it does look like it's endured a bit of
Get it valued, get a second opinion and I hope it's a good one!