Here we go again. Ebay, of course, as always.
I hope the images are clear when I transfer it onto the blog.
In any case, if you're new to this market and beginning to learn about the vintage works on upson board, here's fair warning regarding what at one time was a very pretty Sam Newton ocean scene.
At first glance, this looks like a reliable seller in Jensen Beach with 3999 positive feedbacks (100%). It popped up last night and my jaw dropped when I saw the description which I will copy and paste for you. It's short and to the point.
THIS A EARLY SAM NEWTON OCEAN SCENE . THE PAINTING IS ABOUT 34" X 22". IT IS PAINTED ON UPSON BOARD.THEIR SPOT OF PAINT MISSING. THIS IS NORMAL FOR THE OLDER PAINTING.
This is currently listing #350672856857,. The description is comprised of five sentences:
2 ASSUME IT'S TRUE
4. TRUE. YOU GET THE IDEA, RIGHT? THERE IS MISSING PAINT.
5. PURE UNADULTERATED BULLSHIT!
This would be normal if someone got some heavy duty sandpaper and worked on the surface for a little while. I don't need to go into what I think it's worth, do I?
Be careful out there.