Edge

Edge (5 x 7 inches; watercolor) 



I like how Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch paint. They are both transparent watercolor artists and have put out several books and videos on how to paint with watercolor. Their paintings are very colorful, and the painting techniques they use create paintings that do not look overworked. The brushwork is loose and the paintings have a glow to them. 

I am practicing some new techniques to loosen up my paintings a la Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch. I’m not real happy with the rocks, but it is practice after all!  The watercolor techniques Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch use are simple, but timing is critical. I find myself forgetting certain steps of the process and that does affect the final outcome. Overall, I am pleased with the final results of this practice painting! 
Tom Conboy 

Miniature Painting – St. Joseph Church  

Completed painting.

St. Joseph Church (2 x 2 inches; oil) 



I painted this miniature on location at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Zell, Missouri on April 3, 2017. I am trying out my homemade pochade box made from an Altoids mint tin. It is lined with a cut sheet of palette paper. The paper and canvas panel are held in place with some double-sided foam tape. I painted this while sitting in the van.  Good thing too, because a thunderstorm rolled through while I was painting. All in all, it was a lot of fun and the pochade tin worked great! 

Altoids tin

Altoids tin prepped and ready to go!

The subject

Tom Conboy 

My YouTube Art Channel 

I have created a YouTube Channel that will feature painting demonstrations of my artwork. Click on the link below to view and subscribe! Thank you for all of your support! 

This video features the smallest painting I have ever completed. 


Tom Conboy