Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

Move in Closer, 2006, 24" x 18"
watercolor and gouache on acrylic-primed paper
David Coffin

David Coffin is another artist who came into my life via the internet -- I'm constantly amazed at how that has expanded our horizons. If you dig a bit into his past, you discover a man of rather diverse and unusual talents. He was an excellent traditional watercolorist back in the 1970s, then became fascinated with tailoring clothing and proceeded to develop instructional books on that subject and worked as an editor and writer at Threads Magazine for many years.

In his recent watercolors, David has taken exploration of materials to quite astonishing levels -- his work is incredibly rich in color, full of fantastic flowing shapes, and really quite mysterious.

Please visit Brush-Paper-Water to see more of his work. And when you link to his blog, be sure to take time to visit his daily painting blog, Eyes and Skies, for some wonderful studies utilizing the unique properties of watercolor.


  1. The internet has busted the confines of our geographical locations. I Love it!
    This painting is beautiful!

  2. How fascinating - I was a fan of David's for years while he was at Threads and I had a dressmaking business. I had no idea he was a painter as well. Love the tactile sense in these pieces; am heading over to see more of his work! Thanks Chris for another showcase of a fabulous artist - and a link to my past!

  3. Thanks, Kathy and Mary. Terry -- amazing how our lives intertwine over time!! Glad you enjoyed the art and the memories!!

  4. Beautiful painting thanks for featuring it. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas Chris...all the best and look forward to blogging with you in 2010!

  5. Glad you like David's painting and thanks for taking time to say hello. Merry Christmas to you too!!

  6. Hi Chris!
    Just wanted to say hi and send you my best wishes for these holiday season!
    Best regards,

  7. Thanks, Carolina!! Happy Holidays to you too!!

  8. This is INSANELY detailed!

    I am sooooo impressed by David's painting!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Chris!


  9. Thanks, Dean -- glad you like it! Do visit the watercolor showcase and follow the links to see more of his work. Quite amazing.

  10. Incredible is exactly the word, Liz!!


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