The watercolor medium is honest, challenging and always new. It is the oldest pursuit that I know and has enriched my life at every level.
I believe watercolor is simply the best medium to capture light, shadow and reflective surfaces and I exploit this in most of my work. I enjoy the process of watercolor and allowing the medium to have a life of its own. Each year I care less and less about the details of my subject and more about capturing that subject in the fewest brushstrokes I can. You have to keep it simple, Therefore, I’m always thinking SIMPLIFY.
I met Zoltan Szabo at a workshop years ago and he told me that after painting for almost fifty years he was just now starting to figure out the watercolor medium (those of you who knew Zoltan know he figured it out long before that). This has always stuck with me and reminds me that it's a long journey, enjoy the experience.
My hope to anyone viewing this site or taking my workshops is to not judge their work by any other standard than their own. Your brushstrokes are unique and only you can make them.
Watercolor at a glance painting workshops.
Please join us in Lucca Italy May 2013
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We are now registering students for our 2013 Watercolor painting workshop in Lucca Italy. Don’t miss a chance to paint in this beautifully unique Italian city with renowned watercolorist Ron Stocke. Go to the workshops page for more information. We look forward to seeing you in Italy.
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