I've got an old reference print of his (the horses in field) and some sets of 5X7 notecards. They all strike me as flat appearing, too. Have tastes changed over the years, digital pizzazz and saturated emulsions warped our perceptions? I recall buying the notecards after he praised the printer's work in finally getting the tones inked in the manner that he found correct. I remember them being a letdown when they arrived.