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.