Inness as a tonalist 1900
Mr. , Inness's active studio has been for two years in Paris, and his exhibits have been mainly at the Salon. While we have temporarily lost sight of hi work, the improvement he ha made, in strength as well as In tone, is a surprise to his friends the artists. The most Important canvas I No. 18, which is rather a decora-. tlon than a picture, and which shows three powerful Normandy horses hauling a life boat out of the surf. But it is the cattle and sheep pictures and the wallowing pigs that show beet the quality of Mr. Inness' work as a tonalist. A Southdown ewe suckling her lamb stragglers from the flock 4s painted with great breadth, solid ity, and simplicity of treatment. Mr. Inness's method varies with his mood, for, while ho usually loads his canvas, " Lead- Ins HI Flock" la so thinly painted that the thread are plainly visible under the, P'tpnent The high key In which he paint is well illustrated in No. 13, where th broad light that falls on the shepherd's coat stands for white. Kxamlne it; Instead of white It is chromo-yellow, pure from th tube, the strongest yellow in the painter's box. In a cool picture this would have been howling yellow. In this picture pure white would have been blue. Mr. Inness received this week a cablegram from Paris, announcing that his present exhibit In the Salon had been awarded a gold medal, which Is now on Its way to America.