Sterling Edwards – Artist

February 5, 2014 by Diane Marcotte

Do you have a few artists that you find yourself going back to view their work time and again?  Their art just resonates somehow.  Either you find their paintings pleasant to gaze upon, you love to watch their videos for tips and techniques, or you wish you could paint just like them!  All three reasons is why I strongly recommend artist Sterling Edwards.

Boy does that man know how to paint!  He makes it look so effortless. With little, if any, drawing beforehand, the painting just materializes before your eyes as you watch his videos mesmerized.

When I first saw him paint a watercolour (in one of his videos) I couldn’t get over how he uses his brushes like an oil painter.  Back and forth, up and down, pushing hard – I never dreamed of painting a watercolour in this way.  The result is sheer magic.  By the way, his brushes are all made of synthetic fibres – a bonus for those of us who do not want to use animal hair brushes.

Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes: A Four-Step ProcessYou can view pages of his book “Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes: A Four-Step Process” at

The book takes you through the process of painting with transparent watercolours.  His four-step process is simple, easy to remember and whatever your skill level you will find much useful information. You’ll even get a free 32 minute DVD that illustrates Sterling’s four step process.  This book is a “must-have” for your art library.  Enclosing a DVD with it was a masterstroke for you will find yourself watching it over and over again.  Not because the explanations of how he paints are difficult or confusing – but because it is such a joy to watch him paint!

Please check out his website at  If you visit his ‘store’ page you will find details about his many DVDs, his brush sets, and his book.  Sterling says “Considering that everything I see is a symphony of shapes, colors, and values. I have endless possibilities at my disposal with which to make a strong visual statement. Whether I choose to orchestrate them as a total abstraction, a stylized interpretation, or a representational rendering will depend on the subject and my feeling at the time of the painting.”






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