Well this past weekend my wife took me to the Mississippi Museum of Art and what is pretty unique about this museum is that the majority of the work is from Mississippi artists. Weather they were born in, work in or lived their entire life in MS and have passed away, it was all by Mississippians. Below is a detail and the full view of Arcola, 1982, 81 x 120", oil on canvas by painter Valerie Jaudon. What is fascinating to me about this painting is how she was able to get such precise thin lines and such thick impasto painting with consistent color at that size. This piece was one of my favorites in the museum.
Here is a review of Valerie's work in Art in America Magazine