Saturday, July 25, 2015


6 x 8"
oil on panel

I chose Thomas Eakins for E in my new series ArtistZ  because I've had a long love affair of Eakins' work since I first saw his paintings in the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the 70's.  About seven years ago, I went back to the museum and spent a good hour looking at this enormous masterpiece 'Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic).  I've seen it in books and the internet, but nothing comes close to viewing it in person.  You feel like you're in the room.  It is beyond awesome.