I'm in awe of the level of our past masters. Recent postings at Underpaintings blog has introduced me to the outstanding talents of Peder Monsted. A master of realism but still with a painterly approach. The control needed for this type of painting is of the highest level & in my humble opinion is the aim of any serious painter. The bar is high! It is not based on imaginative/self indulgent stylism but the science of occular truth & the beauty of the world we live in. Suscribe to Underpaintings to see more of Monsted's work.