here is yet another painting from Sunland and San Fernando blvd.
12x16 oil on wood
Just got back from a workshop with Carolyn Anderson feeing happily more confident with where I what to go with the figure. I consider her the only artist today who is influenced by Nicolai Fechen in strong yet subtle way. She extrapolates from him with her own style balanced with many classic influences. Unlike a certain famous Fechen copyist who needs to still develop his own style. The culmination of the workshop was going to the San Diego museum of art and seeing 5 Fechin's on display including portrait of miss Sapoinikoff below.
It's a crime the museum doesn't have a poster of this huge masterpiece, It's never been well photographed and they are refuse to let pictures be taken of it despite the fact it's in their permanent collection. I strongly recommend you go see it before they put it away again--they don't know what they have. I'll post some workshop stuff when the paint dries.