Greetings all! My apologies for a dry spell in posting. Summer seems to have gone by at warp speed for me with the “art season” in full bloom here in Boone, N.C. I did my best to convert a few new Whitney followers during the Cheap Joe’s Annual Trade Show workshops and also gleaned
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.
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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.
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Dear Wes, Here is a piece of blog:
(Blogspot Photo and text by Frank Webb)
This image shows Ed’s gear used on location. The right side shows a masonite panel that sits on folding legs and is within reach of Ed from his seat on a 16 inches high campstool, At top center is his palette box that
Happy summer all! Its nice to feel a renewed sense of interest in our Whitney effort as we enter the prime workshopping season. I acknowledge having back-burnered the effort for a while myself…funny how a new one-year old daughter in our household seems to keep me off the computer and
With great pleasure I post this recent contribution from Michael Killela….
I thought I would share some of my personal interactions with Ed. Perhaps this might appear mundane but I believe my interactions with Ed revealed the true character of a great man and showed him always to be the teacher,
Ed Whitney would sometimes find an unattractive spot in a painting that he was critiquing. He would handle this by saying that the student should make something beautiful near the bad area so that attention would be directed there instead. To clarify this he would tell of the lady who had had a goiter
When I have mentioned this idea for an Ed Whitney web archive over the past few years some have thought it a great idea, a few have questioned my motivation, and a few more have replied Ed who? Skip’s take on the status of Ed in today’s watercolor world is that a growing number of workshop
Uncork the bottle and welcome to the inaugural post on the Ed Whitney Watercolor Blog! From the mid-1950’s until the early 1980’s Ed and his contemporaries laid the groundwork for a new generation of painters that in many ways remains unchallenged. “The Complete Guide to