Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Kelly Eddington, Monroe City, MO
Member Since February 2012
Artist Statement Ever since I was a child messing around with a terrible paint set from K-mart, I have been obsessed with controlling pigment suspended in water. Now I paint with beautiful, hand-made watercolors along with brushes ranging from high-end to dirt cheap, but the obsession remains. I create large, highly realistic portraits, still lifes, and landscapes using the most unpredictable, unstable, and unforgiving medium known to man. My paintings are time-consuming and sometimes backbreaking. I have always tried to take watercolor as far as it can go, and as a result my work resembles oil paintings in terms of color richness and detail. Hearing my viewers say, “THAT’S a watercolor?” always makes me smile.

I was an art teacher in two Illinois public high schools for seventeen years. Anyone who has ever been an art teacher with a limited budget knows that it is a profession that stretches a person's creativity to the absolute limit. Effective art teachers must know their subject inside and out and strive to develop their own artistic visions as they teach others. I feel that teaching has made me a better artist. I used to devote each year's "off-season" to creating my meticulous watercolors, and now I’m happy to produce them year round and offer them as prints on Imagekind!

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Product No 5459176
Subjects Animals, Boating, Fish, Fishing, Floral & Still Life, Objects, Ocean Life, Seasons, Sports & Recreation, Still Life, Summer
Style Realism
Medium
Tags Eddington, Kelly, bobber, colorful, day, diamond, fish, fishing, foil, frog, glow, hooked, hooks, jewelry, lures, metallic, pink, red, shiny, sparkly, watercolor, yellow