Thursday, March 24, 2011

ponte fabricius - rome

The Ponte Fabricius is the oldest bridge in Rome that still exists in its original state. It spans half of the Tiber River, from the Campus Martius on the east side to Tiber island in the middle.
The bridge was built in 62 BC, to replace an earlier wooden bridge and was commissioned by Lucius Fabricius. Completely intact from Roman antiquity, it has been in continuous use ever since.


" ponte fabricius - rome"
18X24  inches
24 march 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Daily Paintworks - Auction for Japanese Disaster Relief

I am donating my painting "Japanese Gardens at the Huntington" for a special auction being held at the Daily Paintworks site . They have created this auction in a unique effort to help in Japanese disaster relief.

Please follow the link below to view artworks for auction. Many artists are participating in this broad challenge to raise funds for the ravaged nation of Japan in such dire need for our assistance.

Many thanks to all of you who were generous enough to bid on my last painting. It is going to a great new home; and a substantial donation is being forwarded directly to the Japanese Red Cross.

All best wishes,

"Japanese Gardens at the Huntington"

Thomas W. Schaller
20X12 inches
watercolor; 2010

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

art auctions for japan disaster relief

a growing number of artists have joined to help with the ongoing efforts in japan.
my friend and colleague iain stewart has established a special site to highlight the
work of these painters

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Auction for Relief Efforts in Japan

13 March 2011

Thomas W. Schaller - Watercolor Artist

Even with spring making its way across the landscape here, our thoughts are never far lately from the enormous troubles facing the nation of Japan.

It is in this light – and following the lead of my friend and fellow watercolor artist Keiko Tanabe - that I would like to dedicate this edition of my newsletter to the ongoing relief efforts  in Japan by offering my painting  “Huntington Gardens” for auction here.
All proceeds from the winning bidder will be donated in full directly to the Japanese Red Cross.

To make a bid, contact me via email  - .  Please begin at U.S. $200 and bidding will close at midnight Friday, 18 March 2011.  The winner will be contacted via email shortly thereafter.

As individuals, we can often feel helpless in light of such a disaster, but by joining forces through our art , we can hope to make some small difference. 

With appreciation,

"Huntington Gardens"
Thomas W. Schaller
24X18 inches
March 2011


This painting was completed in my studio from a sketch done
on site in the beautiful Japanese gardens at the Huntington, near
Pasadena, California in March 2011.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

huntington gardens

huntington gardens 3
24X18 inches
05 march 2011

huntington library
22X30 inches
03 march 2011

recent blogs and interviews

Just wanted to mention two  blogs that should be of interest to painters in watercolor everywhere - well worth bookmarking:

Konstantin Sterkhov : Konstantin was kind enough to interview me recently for his fascinating blog on practitioners of watercolor. And although I'm very happy to be featured, the vast range of artists he features is extremely impressive.

Fernando Pena:  This blog is really indispensable reading for anyone at all interested in watercolor arts.  My friend and colleague Fernando applies his considerable creative energies to featuring an extremely wide range of artists - past and present - artists' materials, and techniques.