Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Unfinished Work

Unfinished works can have that look and feel of incompleteness. When Dick left this unfinished and unsigned he may have been unsatisfied or it was simply a toss off. I think it is modern in the sense that it has a southwestern feel. It is post-impressionism, with a very free and quick application of paint. Wonderful negative and positive spaces. The use of chiaroscuro in the right side of painting is quite effective. He even leave the canvas to show through as water colorists do. It stacks up there with my favorites.

Untitled, Seated Lady in Red Shawl, 12x16, Oil on Canavas, Framed, Unsigned by Dick Burg, Courtesy of Peter Burg

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