Bernie asks: What can you tell about the value of this Frank Vining Smith Painting? It measures 19″x 29″
AW says: Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967) was born in South Abington MA He was known for marine-ship and wildlife paintings and illustration.
The example you have here – The Haunted Wood on the Edge of Water is a wonderful example of his work depicting a forest as the subject with waterfowl in flight.
Historic auction records show strong interest in Mr. Vining’s work, who sometimes signed with the initials F.V. Vining before his last name. The light I believe is excellent and the color contrast of the forest to the birch trees in the foreground is I think, superb.
Ivan asks: I have this Oscar Anderson watercolor painting, what is it worth?
AW says: This is a wonderful Oscar Anderson Watercolor. The subject is “Sailboats in Gloucester MA”. There are very few auction records of Oscar Anderson’s watercolor works.
His most valuable works are his large oil paintings of marine subjects.
As you likely know, watercolors are less valuable than oil paintings, so that is a bit of a negative, however it is a marine painting which is what he is best known for. This Oscar Anderson Watercolor is a classic worth having.