I am David Edwards, of Toronto, Canada. I paint in oil and watercolour.
A good watercolour conveys the feeling of luminosity about the world. There is no compulsion to fill in all areas of the paper with paint. It lets the non-painted areas join in the dialogue so to speak. It is also a pretty unforgiving medium when one makes "mistakes", so one learns how to use them and even welcome them! Understanding watercolour techniques when painting in oil is also invaluable.
I love the expressive brushwork especially available with oil painting. Good brushwork conveys vitality, energy and spontaneity. Using spontaneous brushwork in watercolour also adds quality that is difficult to achieve without practice in oil. A few simple, bold strokes can make a painting!
This conveys a little about my philosophy of painting. By all means read my blog for more.
I hope you find something you like. You can contact me via my "Contact" page. I look forward to hearing from you!
Below are a few of my recent works. Click on any one of them to get a larger version and browse through the gallery.
Commissions accepted. Or for prices
contact 416 735-7872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below for my "Subway Sketches Vol. 1" book from 2016. Click to see details, or see my blog at http://dvdedwrds.blogspot.ca/ for some earlier sketches. Thanks for your support! - David
"Subway Sketches Vol. 1" book
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Here is a video of some of the hundreds of 3-5 minute portraits I used to do on a daily basis on the Toronto subway. I have 26 books filled with over 100 portrait drawings each. It was as great way to keep in my right brain and develop and maintain my drawing ability. (One doesn't have to be in the subway!) My best advice tor drawing is carry a sketchbook.