Portland Magazine - The Other Wyeths by Daniel Kany

I didn't know about or see the Wyeth connection until, much later, by which point I have come to see her brushwork as unsurpassed. In a seemingly simple still life, an onion sits with a largely cropped knife. The flakihng skin of the onion struck me as one of the besst passages of painting I had ever seen (and my favorites include Van Dyck and Sargent). In her hands, a tomato, a bowl, or an apple will come acreoss as almost comfortably exact, yet the closer look reveals brushwork that is succinct, confident, precise, calm, and meditative, yet ineffably luxurious.

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