Anyone who has studied art in any depth beyond a couple of survey books of great masters knows that there has been tons of crap created in any period.
Shown and sold at the 2005 Contemporary Realism Show, Center for Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama. The use of wax medium (beeswax melted in turpentine) facilitates the more open treatment, allowing a watercolor like fluidity, while retaining the richness of oil.
a watercolor illustration from the 90’s for a bestselling Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian Cookbook…for the chapter on gnocchi. There are potatoes in the crate on the back of the scooter…and with gracious thanks to Giambologna.