Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Art Review - "Old Fishing Pier, Laguna" by Nicolai Fechin - Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

For this week's #MuseumTourTuesday, I'd like to share another favorite from the Laguna Art Museum by Nicolai Fechin. Fechin has long been one of my favorites, and this represents a rare seascape by the artist.

As always with his work, I'm knocked out by the textural quality of his paint application. His use of color is notable as well. While most early 20th century California landscapes involve the use of vibrant color, much of Fechin's painting is muted with just a hint of saturated color in the water. This mostly grayed down palette perfectly captured the feeling of an early morning beach scene.

"Old Fishing Pier, Laguna" • Nicolai Fechin • c. 1924 • Oil on Canvas

Photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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