I wish today to highlight the wonderful Richard Schmid. As a lover of figurative work I am most especially drawn to his loose nudes, however a quick click to his website and you can see his landscapes, still life and other painting subjects are all rendered equally loose and lively. Richard's work and style has been long admired and appreciated as one of the best in impressionistic realism.
"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light." ~ Leonardo da Vinci