Following on from Tai-Shan Schierenberg and his compelling brush work is another master and virtuoso with the brush Frank Duveneck who was a celebrated American artist in his day but has now dropped into obscurity.
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This study of heads and hands done in 1879 is now in the Cincinnati Art Museum the city were he taught.
The following details illustrates his brushwork well, we can see how he painted across the form rather than with it as I tend to do.
Also worth noting is his use of saturated and desaturated colours.
Most of his paintings tended to be low key with a close value range.
Keeping it simple and not fussing is one lesson from these paintings.
Although he could do the more refined painting popular during his time.
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