Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Art Review - "Team and Wagon" by Nicolai Fechin

This week's #MuseumTourTuesday is an oil sketch by the great Russian artist, Nicolai Fechin, that I find as inspiring as any larger, more ambitious composition.

Despite its small scale and economy of brushstrokes, the painting conveys so much detail and movement. All of this comes from Fechin's skill in simplification and confidence in paint application. It's a great reminder that loose paintings are not sloppy, but require well thought out strokes, perfectly placed. With just a few expert brushstrokes, one can say more than with a hundred haphazard dabs.

"Team and Wagon" • Nicolai Fechin • Oil on Canvas • 10" x 16"

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