McLean
 
Virginia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

Watercolor is such a quirky medium. A mind of its own. Perhaps that is why it is so appealing -- no one is really in control. Even dry brush masters like Andrew Wyeth did not always hold tight to the reins (as evidenced by his skies and rolling hills and water).

My first tries at watercolor were such disasters -- I was not a fan. I remember trying to paint eyes and thinking that this would never be for me. I am not sure when or why that changed -- but it did. Now I can be pleased by a simple blob of water and paint mixing to generate a surprise.  Watercolors can be magical.

These images are really suggestions which the viewer can interpret. The realism is minimal with moods and details hinted at rather than fully expressed. The water does all the real work, the trick is to get out of its way.

 

All work by Alex

Alex Tolstoy
2016, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2015, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2015, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2015, watercolor
$425.00
Alex Tolstoy
2015, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2014, watercolor
$425.00
Alex Tolstoy
2014, 13 x 9
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2014, 10 x 8, watercolor
$575.00
Alex Tolstoy
2014, 6 x 9, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2014, 10 x 8, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2014, 7.5 x 12, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2014, 7 x 10, watercolor
$525.00
Alex Tolstoy
2013, watercolor
$525.00