Two from the Wild West
July 14, 2016 § 2 Comments
HALF OF THE two-part show of iconic western images now on view in San Francisco is at the Legion of Honor. It’s called Wild West: Plains to the Pacific, and is intentionally a mixed bag. Two paintings stand out.
Taos Houses, a “watercolor with wiping” by Francis McComas, one of California’s early tonalist painters, is a beautiful painting that manages to be both tonalist and alive with color.
Hanging around the corner in the same golden palette is an early Maynard Dixon, Corral Dust, from 1915.