About Me

I'm drawn to the transparency of watercolor.  Its elusive and unpredictable nature makes it both a challenge and a delight for me. With watercolor, I am able to capture the essence of my subject... the fragility of a flower or the devoted gaze of a beloved pet.

 

I am a painter, but I begin each piece by drawing.  using pencil or ink, I learn to see each subject before I begin to paint.  Once I have a likeness established through drawing, I am set free to paint with spontaneity and joy.

 

When painting with watercolor, I seek out both lost and found edges.  I intentionally  balance controlled definition to help you see with blurred edges to let you enter.

 

In this way, I invite you the viewer to collaborate with me... to bring something of yourself to the work... to touch the paper with your experience, your memories, your story.
 

Commissions have been a favorite way to expand my portfolio.  It's a privilege to capture the most meaningful pets, people and places of someone's life in a work of art that will be treasured forever.  For more details about commissions, please see the "Commissions" section of this site, located on the menu bar above.

 

The "Shop" section will let you browse paintings and prints for purchase. 

I create my own prints, using the finest inks and archival quality paper stock, so that I can ensure a fine art quality reproduction of my watercolors.

 

Thanks for visiting me here.  I hope you'll enjoy browsing and return often. 

 

John

© John Keeling, 2020

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