Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

Toscana, 21" x 10"
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.


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

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

  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.

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

  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!!

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

  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.

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


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