TPS hosts Sterling Edwards watercolor workshop

Published 6:27 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) has invited contemporary watercolor master Sterling Edwards to demonstrate and teach a two-day workshop at the TPS gallery in Tryon. The workshop will take place on Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. each day.

Sterling Edwards watercolor painting. (photo submitted by Christine Mariotti)

Edwards was introduced to art through private lessons at age 12 and began experimenting with every medium. In 1985, he began studying transparent watercolors. Influenced by watercolor master and friend Zoltan Szabo, Edwards spent several years developing his own unique style of painting with watercolors.
Primarily using large flat brushes, Sterling focuses on the design of the subject and the patterns of light and dark as the foundation for his painting. Then he begins the process of conveying his thoughts and impressions with stylized shapes, bold lights and darks and dramatic color rhythms. The result is an expressive painting that is often a balance of abstract and representational design, capturing the mood and dynamics of the subject while maintaining an individual and personal interpretation.
Edwards is the author of the book “Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes,” which contains a DVD showing one of his demonstrations.
For more information and to register for this workshop, which is open to all, contact Christine Mariotti, TPS workshop coordinator, at 828-859-8392.
– article submitted
by Christine Mariotti

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