They were done quickly, and with some violence:
They look completely unfettered. Not a traffic light in sight.
Yet, these are not random spasmodic brush strokes. If you look closely, you can see the fruits of years of discipline and technical skill.
Fuchs spent his first years out of art school working in a small studio in Detroit learning to paint tight, highly realistic car illustrations. Eventually he left that world behind, but decades later-- working with the palette of Bonnard and using free, spontaneous brush strokes-- Fuchs still retained all that hard earned wisdom about how to convey the weight and volume of a car.
|There are a dozen subtle choices in that "freely" painted sunset.|
Look at the way his apparently free line captures the character of those wooden chairs. This is a line that has definite opinions about its subject matter.
But those dues we pay, they build up equity for us. And they pay off not just when it comes time to paint that 100th car, or that 500th elbow, but also when it comes time to paint the nameless and formless abstractions as well.