So here is another artist that I have always found to be quite compelling, and who has been influencing my work as of late. The artist is Richard Diebenkorn. He was the most important of the Bay Area Figurative Painters. The collage work I am doing does not lend itself to the complete fluidity of this type of painting, but it serves as a great reminder of what to aim for. Diebenkorn was absolutely stunning at composition and color. You could follow some of his roots to artists such as Edward Hopper and Cezanne as well as Bonnard.