HomeHelp DeskWelcome CenterTerms Of UseSettingsMembersGroup GuidelinesMain ForumBlog GuidelinesPhotos And VideosTechnical Help My PageMembersPhotosForumGroupsCollector GroupsBusiness-EducationChina-Pottery-CeramicsFurniture-Decor-StyleGlassware-SilverJewelry-Vanity-ClothingKitchen - Dining - HomeOn The Lighter SideSewing-Textiles-LinensToys-Dolls-Sports BlogsEventsInvite FriendsFind AntiquesAntique FurnitureChina And DinnerwareKitchen CollectiblesGlasswareVanity CollectiblesSewing, Buttons, KnittiVintage Clothing Find Antique ShopsAntique Vintage ShopsAntique MallsConnecticut AntiquingChicago Antique ShopsNew England AntiquingToronto Antiques ShopsI Antique On The Road Estate Mavens-Yard SalesEstate LiquidationEstate-Tag-Yard Sales SELL MY ANTIQUESBUY ANTIQUESWHADJA FIND? I aquired three original Lavere Hutchings watercolor paintings from my mother in law. They are 1970 "Marshalling Yards Mechanicsville, NY" 22x30 serial no. 1971 "Switching Yards at Mechanicsville, NY" 22x 30 , and 1978 "Barn Near Bridgeport" 22x30. All three are in their original frame with the original sticker on the back from Mr. Hutchings studio noting all the info. I am attaching photos for you of the three paintings. I sent an email to teh Lavere Hutchings Gallery, but have not yet heard back. From what the bio said on the Gallery website it looks to me as if the two paintings of the Mechanicsville may have been early on in his watercolor career when he was living in NY? The Bridgeport one later as it would have been close to where he lived in CA? Thank you again for your input and expertise with this artist, and I look forward to hearing from you. I am only able to load two pics here. Permalink Reply by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 18, 2011 at 1:33pm I meant to tell you how to post a picture. In REPLY there is a light blue rectangle next to LINK. Click on it and follow simple directions. You must click the icon for each picture. Here is one of Lavere's most famous paintings which I own. The little one on lower left is 3x5 and is also by Hutchings. I paid $50. for it. I have 11 others. NOTE: While posting this, your pictures arrived (were posted). That prevents the owner (you) from reproducing his pictures without permission. He moved his Studio from Whittier to Jamestown. CA and his newer stickers reflect the address change. His signature was also changed. Hutchings, M. LaVere Hutchings, Lavere or LaVere Hutchings and L. Hutchings. His full name (never used) was Marion LaVere Hutchings. I appreciate the new pictures but I wanted to see pictures of the whole paintings if you don't mind. Hutchings spent 2-3 years in New York state near Woodstock. He took lessons from a couple artists and switched over from oil to water color. You have some of his earliest water colors. Your paintings were done from a sketch; everything he painted was first sketched. Permalink Reply by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 18, 2011 at 3:03pm In person many people would swear they saw the boat rocking in the water. It was on a wall facing south. Across from it was a picture window with sheers on it. As the sun made its' way across the sky the sheers cast faint shadows on the water and made it look like it was rocking. Now squint your eyes and look at the center. There is a hidden picture inside it. I know what it is but it is up to the viewer to discover it. There are also 14 or 17 faces hidden in the picture, including the only known self-portrait; it can be seen in upper right in the brick wall. LaVere told me in 1995 that the painting was worth $40-50,000. I doubt I could get $5,000 for it. This painting is The Jupiter. There is another painting called At Rest of the same scene. It was purchased by Hallmark Cards and made into various greeting cards. It can be seen in the LaVere Hutchings Gallery website. On back of mine LaVere states that "this one (mine) is the better." As for yours, the Marshalling Yards and other industrial picture don't sell very well. New, they sold for around $350-450. Today they're worth about the same. The barn, also sold for about $350-1,500 and today might fetch $750-1,000, maybe even $1,500. It is a much better picture than the other two. As for Richard Hutchings answering you, I've sent him 3 e-mails over the past 10 years and he hasn't answered any of them. His wife, Amy, is one of my friends on FB; she will answer you. When I was a collector I had a good annual income; now I am on Social Security and can't afford his works. Two of his collectors were Telly Savalas and Steve McQueen; both are deceased. Also, the property dept of Warner Bros owned a dozen or two of his works. I used to see them in TV shows.