Welcome to the Edgar A. Whitney Watercolor Web Log. This site has been established as a service to all watercolorists and aspiring painters. Edgar Whitney (1894-1987) was undoubtedly one of the most impactful and charismatic watercolor instructors of all time. There are countless Whitney students, friends and admirers still among us, and now is the time to share and document these experiences for our future painters.

How You Can Participate in This Site!

A key purpose of this site is to accrue content from those that studied with, traveled with, and best knew Ed Whitney. Your stories, photos and other relevant info that you are willing to share is appreciated.

By posting comments (see the comment link at the bottom of each post)

By emailing contributions for authors to consider for posts / email Wes Waugh

By sharing / emailing photos that you would like to have posted in the album

All content shared is solely for the purpose of this archive and will not be used for commercial or other non-relevant purposes, your contribution will be acknowledged with a caption or reference unless you choose otherwise (you may choose your level of disclosure on the site re: your contributions).

Biddeford Pool…shared by Leslie Frontz

You can’t read much about Edgar Whitney without getting a taste of the Maine coastline; the visual rhythms created by boats, docks, sheds and water all creating a sort of colorful chaos for the plein air painter to decode with watercolor on paper. Blog reader (and now contributor) Leslie Frontz shares some images from her time with Ed Whitney in 1978 at the Biddeford Pool, and what she describes as a turning point that led to her painting career…. more about Leslie at http://www.frontzstudio.com/ =&0=&

Early one August morning, my husband and I loaded our car with my painting gear and headed east on a pilgrimage to Kennebunk. Like most rites of passage, this one inspired both hope and fear. I’d heard first-, second- and third-hand stories about Edgar Whitney’s “summer tours” from other artists. read more