Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...

Hanging Out
watercolor, 13" x 18"
Tom Francesconi

I recall fondly my first encounter with Tom Francesconi. Tom was President of the Midwest Watercolor Society the year I received my signature, and he was the moving force behind the transition of that organization to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Despite all his responsibilities at the annual meeting, he took the time to chat with my 80-something mom and help her navigate the raffle selections, a kindness that left a lasting impression.

Tom's painting demonstration at a subsequent TWSA gathering showed his passionate approach to watercolor and his mastery of the medium. From what appears at first to be a rather casual application of paint, you are gradually rewarded with a lively image that carries great emotional weight.

Please step over to Brush-Paper-Water for more of Tom's work and the link to his website.


  1. This is a greate job! How I love your aquarelle! Really cool in color and shapes! :-)

  2. Thanks, ti-igra and SKIZO -- Glad you like Tom Francesconi's work!!

  3. recently came to love tom'e work - then a friend gave me an article tom wrote on one of my heroes -irving shapiro - and it made me admire him all the more

  4. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Tom. I too think Tom F. is a wonderful artist!!


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