Intentionally or not (probably not), this energetic painting, by George Petty intended for the 1965 Ice Capades, utilizes techniques similar to the Leyendecker brothers — a bit of the modeling of J.C. in the hair and fabric, and the spicy carnival coloring and staging of F.X.
The painting is pure Petty of the 60s, but it revitalizes techniques from decades before.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.