William Russell Walker is known for exceptional technical quality blended with social, political and religious commentary. Quite contrary to 'fashionable' ideas that superior technical abilities cannot be married to paintings of ideaological importance is nonesensical and at its' core silly. Caution should be levied towards those who follow fashion over that of quality and importance.
This particular painting is a rare, straight- forward nude by William Russell Walker. However, as straight-forward or 'vanilla' paintings are not of his ovure, 'Pale Nude - Gold Tones' is a painting depicting the strength of this woman, small in physical stature but strong of soul. The model is a tenured professor of Art History at a major U.S. University, adding an interesting merging of history to that that will become such.