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.
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Great drawings, as usual, and yes, the Payne exhibit is breathtaking. Well worth the trip.