Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...


Toscana, 21" x 10"
watercolor
Michael Reardon

I first saw Michael Reardon's paintings in the Triton Museum's Statewide Watercolor Exhibition in 2008. From across the gallery, I thought they were Asian scroll paintings, but a closer look revealed that his subject matter was Italian landscapes. The beautiful washes projected such an impression of serenity that I returned to view them again and again. Michael is another fabulous Bay Area watercolorist -- we surely live among some of the most gifted painters in the country -- and I look forward to meeting him in person someday.

Please link over to Brush-Paper-Water to see more of his work.

8 comments:

  1. Wow. it does look Asian. really luminous work. thanks for the link.

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  2. Thanks, Liz!! Michael's work is so moody and atmospheric -- I really like it!!

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  3. How beautiful. I've spent the last few minutes studying it and it is wonderful. Yes, it would be so good to meet the person behind the work.

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  4. Thanks, Jeanette!! Hope you've had a chance to look at more of his work on the showcase blog too.

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  5. love the painting.. wow!! also congrats on the write up in the magazine.. heading to an appointment right now with magazine in hand, to read read read!!

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  6. Thanks, Cindi. Hope you enjoy the article!!

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  7. Interesting! I first saw Michael Reardon's work in the Fall 2007 issue of Watercolor Magazine. I love the simple way he depicts water fountains in his paintings.

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  8. Thanks for stopping to comment, Christy!! I think Michael's work is great!!

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