Help with painting.

HaroldinGlendaleMarch 31, 2014

Here is a water color I believe by Paul Richards that I found in a thrift store probably 30 years ago.

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HaroldinGlendale

And here is the signature.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 10:14PM
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jemdandy

That signature says: Paul Richards, so what's your question? Are you concerned that its a fake?

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 2:54AM
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HaroldinGlendale

Sorry. The "I believe" is for it being a water color, not the signature.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 1:18PM
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mfrog

Are you asking if it's a watercolour or a print? You would have to look at it with a loupe or magnifying glass & see if it's painted or print. I tried enlarging it as much as I could, but can't tell definitively. Take it to an auction house or art gallery, they will be able to tell you. mfrog

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 1:29PM
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HaroldinGlendale

Thank you for trying. I also wanted to find out about the artist. Cant locate anything about him on tthe Internet.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 2:50PM
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jemdandy

The link below to a WIKI pedia entry is informative.

Here is a link that might be useful: Paul Richards

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 11:53PM
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lazy_gardens

I don't think the BBC's Paul Richards is the painter of this. They styles are too different.

If you can identify the cathedral in the background that might aim you at a lesser known artist of the same name. Palm trees,

There are bazillions of undocumented artists out there. Many of them are quite good. I'd frame it and enjoy it.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 12:23PM
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HaroldinGlendale

Thanks all. I just found this info on the Internet which could be my Paul Richards since I am in Phoenix and found this painting in a Phoenix thrift store. Would this be considered a Watergraph (serigraph)?:

"An exciting new talent on the contemporary art scene, Paul Richards, now resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Born in 1939, Paul has spent his entire life in the creative environment of the Western United Sates.
Art Majors in Arizona State University and the California College of Arts & Crafts and then to specialized work in watercolor media. The recipient of numerous National and International awards through his development of the Watergraph (serigraph) technique."

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 1:57PM
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lazy_gardens

Serigraph is a silkscreen.

He also did watercolors. Without a hands-on with a magnifying lens exam of the picture it is impossible to tell what you have.

However, the signature is quite close.

Explains the watergraph process ... and if it's larger than anything Polaroid ever made, it can't be a "Watergraph".

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Watergraphs%3A+exploring+the+world+of+art+with+instant+photography....-a0105555853

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 10:27PM
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