Thursday, May 1, 2014


Consider the power of cropping. As painters, we can sometimes choose the formatting of our images without too much thought - usually either vertical or horizontal. While one of these is often the way to go, a square format is also an option, but one to be used carefully. A square format tends to stop the movement of the eye - on purpose. But in doing so, it can also encourage a sense of contemplation,an intensity of focus, and a range of specific moods in your painting. "Sky and Sea" thomas w schaller watercolor - 14x14 inches

Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial

I was thrilled today to receive the beautiful exhibition catalog of the 2014 Shenzhen Watercolour Biennial - what an amazing collection of works! My deepest gratitude to the Committee, the Jurors and to Mr. Zhou Tianya for the book and all the hard work in making this happen!

Friday, February 21, 2014

147th Annual American Watercolor Society International Exhibition

Wow! Now this is something that doesn't happen every day - an award from the American Watercolor Society !! I'm so grateful to the awards jury, Frank Webb, Eric Wiegardt, and my first instructor, the one and only Jeanne Dobie for this honor.

Monday, January 27, 2014

International Artist Workshop -Italy

Hi again Everyone. Last time, I attached a general list of all my upcoming workshops for 2014. But for now, I'm going to focus on a few special ones that still have spaces available. And this is going to be one amazing trip! Fantastic Italy : everything from the streets and canals of Venice, to the lakes and hills of the Italian Alps. Amazing! Really hope you can join us - It's going to be nothing but unforgettable scenery, great painting, fantastic food, terrific company - and a lot of fun! Follow the link here for additional information and sign-up sheets , or on my site under the "Workshops" tab. ( All my best, Tom International Artist - Italy 19-31 May 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

147th AWS Annual International Exhibition

My sincere thanks to the jury for selecting my work "Chambers Street -NYC" for the 147th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. It's my 3rd and Signature acceptance , so I'm especially happy, and grateful!

Friday, December 27, 2013

103rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition : California Art Club

I am very happy to have had two paintings - "Towers of Rocamadour" and "Ponte Sant'Angelo - Rome" - accepted into the 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition of The California Art Club. The exhibit will be held at the Autry National Center Museum in Los Angeles and opens 29 March 2014.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Night in the City"

"Night in the City" Awarded "Outstanding Watercolor" in the November 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition Thomas W. Schaller 30X22 inches 2013