We got a couple of inches of snow last night and I"m thinking about swinging over to Roxborough Park to get a couple of pictures possibly - supposed to be cold so I don't think that I'll be out there for long but hopefully I am able to get a couple of good shots. I've got a bunch of errands to run today, going to make a big brunch for everyone and then I've got some work things to do before heading to bed for an early night hopefully. Will share any pics here once I develop them...
Sterling Edwards paints in a lot of different styles, which makes him harder to pick out of a lineup than other contemporaries but at his best, he has some of the most-balanced and beautifully interpretive watercolorists around. His brushstrokes are unique and lend to the interpretive nature of his paintings and his blending techniques and compositions are unique and attractive. When he is pushing his hues, his style is reminiscent of Stephen Quiller and like Quiller, Edwards is known to be an excellent instructor. Please check out Sterling's website at https://sterlingedwards.com, and enjoy one of the finest contemporary watercolorists there is.
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I visited MOMA recently for about 90 minutes. I've been to MOMA a dozen times so I kind of know where I want to go and what I want to see during a condensed trip. One of the things I wanted to checkout was the MOMA bookstore and specifically what kind of water-colour books they may have.
The MOMA bookstore had several hundred books and do you know how many they had about watercolor or watercolorists? Zero. I asked a clerk why that would be and he looked around for me and came to the same conclusion. He could sense that I was a watercolour fan and that I felt snubbed and the only thing he could say was, "Hey, did you get to see the Sargent watercolour exhibit?" I hadn't but I have the book!
I won't expand on this much tonight but it bothers me that watercolor gets snubbed like it does; it is such a beautiful medium and with all of the great waercolorsts who are working today, it is a shame that curators, collectors and even bookstores snub this amazingly versatile medium.