Nicolai Fechin Up-Close

Kimberly and I visited the Fechin house in Taos, New Mexico last week. It was a great opportunity to view some paintings with the most expressive brushwork ever. We took some close-up shots, so you can really see the paint at work.
Here's a portrait of his father, followed by a close-up of the eyes. It's amazing how the rough brushwork comes together to create the forms.
Another portrait and a close-up of the eyes.
Here are the hands from a portrait of General MacArthur.