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Paintings1912 of 2035Robert Lawson Abstract PaintingFLORAL WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE PAINTING
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    It seems that there are certain themes that present themselves when I’m out picking…lately it’s been original artwork that I personally am awed by.
    This impressionism painting was less than $10 and found at a quiet thrift shop in the back. I looked at it for about 2 seconds and then had to catch my breath. It was mine. It was in my car for about an hour while running errands and I felt very protective over it, like I had found a masterpiece , couldn’t wait to get home to start researching.

    Ironically, I’m not able to find much on H Nelson…Have found Nelson H. White, and although his paintings are impressionism, this painting appears to be a different style than what he paints.

    This is one of the thickest painting I’ve come across. Oil on canvas. Measures 20 x 16.

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    1. sandysue sandysue, 7 years ago
      Rhonda, I also have a painting with signature H Nelson that is identical to your painting. It is also a seascape and very similar to the one I found in an antique store. I have also been searching to find out who this artist is. Please let me know if you should find out any information. I have been thinking about going to an appraiser to see if any information can be found on this artist. Like you, this painting "grabbed" me.
    2. catteann catteann, 7 years ago
      Nice find!!
    3. Llwendel Llwendel, 6 years ago
      Rhonda, today I had the exact experience you had. The painting I have is almost exactly the same except the boats are reversed! Have you been able to gather any more information?
    4. LexusLes LexusLes, 4 years ago
      Hi, my name is Les and I too have a small Watercolour by H Nelson. I have had this for many years wondering who the man who painted this was. Has anyone found any information about him?.
    5. sandysue sandysue, 4 years ago
      I have looked online, called colleges, newspapers, and libraries and cannot find anything. I love my painting and it needs cleaning badly. If anyone has any other ideas to find this painter please let me know. We would all appreciate it.
    6. sandysue sandysue, 4 years ago
      Les, I would love to see a copy of your watercolor. Is it a seascape? Thanks!
    7. LexusLes LexusLes, 4 years ago
      Hi, yes it is a seascape with a Ship in the distance, size of the painting is 6" x 2 1/2". The print on the back of the frame has the words, " Water Color by Nelson. I am almost sure that it use to be dated 1904, unfortunately that part has fallen off and gone missing. I have posted two photos of the painting on this Website but not sure how you can access them. My Username is LexusLes.
    8. catteann catteann, 4 years ago
      Look at this on eBay, I found this on eBay it is unsigned of course. Maybe just maybe this could be your artist.
    9. Teehud Teehud, 3 years ago
      H. Nelson sold his paintings at the Starving Artist Galleries, they were mostly held at hotels back in the 80s. I too have one of his from my mother who informed me of this.
    10. lientjie lientjie, 5 months ago
      I have a beautiful painting of seascape and boats of H Nelson. Anyone that could give me an indication of age and value! Regards Marlene(Lientjie)

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