Thursday, February 11, 2010

Floral painting by Fechin

Palm Springs Art Museum
floral by Nicolai Fechin

Whenever I see that a museum has paintings by Nicolai Fechin, I make sure that I give myself plenty of time to drool, er, I mean, look at them. Study them. Try to figure out why they are so beautiful and captivating.

Today was no different. Fechin, Russian born but American emigre, is known for his portraits. But, every so often I see a landscape or floral of his and it takes my breath away. Like this painting I saw today at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The calla lilies glowed with light and I didn't want to stop looking at it.

Even if I didn't paint (but I did sketch some palm trees and a few folks playing shuffleboard!), it was an artful day.


Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greetings Katherine,

I appreciate this post of yours.

For me Flemish 17th century is some of the best, but I am always open to learning of other modern day artist. The link to the museum is also much appreciated as I have a DIRECTORY and this one is missing.

Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Do I detect a bit of Hollands in your name and art preferences?

Thanks for stopping in, Egmont. Your directory looks great! My May trip to San Francisco put me face to face with the Legion of Honor museum. Loved it!!