My name is David Edwards, of Toronto, Canada. I paint oils, watercolours, some acrylic. I also do digital design work, websites and graphic design.
Looking at the work on my site you will notice I paint in oil, and watercolour.
Why do I do this when many artists specialize in only one medium? I learn about oil painting from painting watercolors and visa versa. And I learn about realistic painting from abstracts, and abstract from realism. Just like life, painting is a continuous happy journey visiting “places” where there is always something to learn.
A good watercolour imparts the feeling of luminosity and even physical lightness 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.
See my new web platform www.davidedwardsarts.com
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 3-4 minute portraits I do on a daily basis on the Toronto subway.
I made this time-lapse video at Dundas Square, Toronto at Dusk as the light dims and night falls as the neon lights brighten. I did it with a Point-and-shoot Canon SX220 with the CHDK "hack" to the firmware to enable time-lapse among other things. It turned out quite well - One needs to use manual settings to avoid the flicker you would get in auto-mode. I adjusted the shutter speed occasionally as it gets darker. Yes, you can make a 4K video with a point-and-shoot camera! Alas Youtube degrades the quality - the original still image sequence and resulting video are high-definition even on a cheap camera!