First up was Big Brush Landscape Watercolors, with Sterling Edwards. Sterling lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He has a deep voice, sort of like Sam Elliott. He was very laid-back and fun to learn from. Here is the painting that he completed in class today.
|Waterfall painting by Sterling Edwards, Art of the Carolinas 2016|
Edwards says that he used to do photo-realistic paintings, but now exclusively works with colors and shapes rather than detail. He has his own line of Big Brushes with stiff nylon bristles. He used those in his demo.
I ended up not purchasing his set of brushes. I used my own brushes, including some that I inherited from my father. Here is what I came home with today.
|Waterfall painting by Jeanne Turner McBrayer in Sterling Edwards' workshop|