"Abraham's Oak" is my second favorite by Tanner. This painting is also oil on canvas and consists of cool colors. Tiny breast strokes do a great job of showing permeated light emitted from the single source and showing details in the tree. The subject of the painting is left of center, perfectly following rule of thirds. The biblical scenes of Tanner are some of his most interesting, because of his attempt to depict something that the world today has never seen.
"The Banjo lesson" is by far my favorite of Tanner's. I actually have it in my room. Tha painting reminds me of the relationship that I had with my grandfather and all the things he taught me.
The painting uses oil in canvas, and light, thin strokes. Cool colors are used throughout the painting, except a warm hue that permeates across the left side of the child's body.
The painting blends realist and impressionist characteristics to make a beautiful work of art.
My two favorite paintings