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I have a Michael Schofield original oil on canvas with COA. It is titled "Morning Storm" and is supposed to be the largest seascape ever painted by him. My wife doesn't really care for the painting so I am considering selling it. I can't find and other seascapes by him to compare value. Can you provide any advice? Thanks.

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Dear Kevin,

I did a quick search and there are many paintings by the artist online for sale. I found one "semi" seascape at:
http://www.artbrokerage.com/Michael-Schofield/original-paintings

Overall, the subject matter for an artist like Schofield is probably secondary when assessing its value. The value is going to be more in the pleasantry of the image and uniqueness of perspective. For instance, you can find many landscapes with trees, but some have better perspective, are more interesting, and represent more work/skill than others by the same artist. Even the color palate can make a difference in the final sale price of a painting.

Review his work based on size, then where it fits in comparison to other work. He also has paintings currently on ebay. When looking at the pricing you will realize why it is so difficult to give people valuations. The prices are widely variable on this artist. My best advice is to get an average for the size and then price the piece as to what you want for the painting. I hope this is helpful.

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Dolly  

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science. Self taught in art with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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