Friday Figures, and Great Art in Tulsa

If you find yourself anywhere near Tulsa between now and March 24, try to get to the Gilcrease Museum and catch the Edgar Payne (1883-1947) retrospective, The Scenic Journey. I just got home and want to turn around and go back for seconds. It’s a collection of nearly 100 jaw-dropping landscapes, marine paintings, Breton tuna boats and much more, including pencil sketches and even a charming reliquary: a green-glazed ginger jar holds the master’s well-loved brushes. If you don’t know Edgar Payne’s art, check it out, along with his classic, small but mighty book, Composition of Outdoor Painting.

Happy Friday.

pencil and color washes on sketchbook paper 8 1/2" x 11". Four minute poses.
pencil and color washes on sketchbook paper 8 1/2″ x 11″. Four minute poses.
Pencil on 81/2" x 11" sketchbook paper; 4 minute pose.
Pencil on 81/2″ x 11″ sketchbook paper; 4 minute pose.
Oil wash over pencil on Arches primed paper, 15" x 22". 25 minute pose.
Oil wash over pencil on Arches primed paper, 15″ x 22″. 25 minute pose.

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