Monday, December 20, 2010

central park - winter

wishing you all a very happy holiday season
and a brilliant 2011!            
all my best, tom

"central park - winter" 
thomas w. schaller
30x22 inches
19 december 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

a very good night!

I am so grateful to have had two of my paintings - that appeared in two separate openings on the same night - honored with awards.

Best in Show - Award of Excellence                            Honorable Mention Award
"Gold State Treasures Exhibit"                                     "6X6 Exhibit"
California Art Club - Pasadena                                            Randy Higbee Gallery - Costa Mesa

"Manhattan Beach Pier"                                                 "Sailboat Pond 1 - NYC"              
22X30 inches                                                                        6X6 inches
watercolor - 2010                                                                  watercolor - 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

featured artist "art of day"

Artist James Day was kind and generous enough to feature me and my artwork
on his fantastic blog; "Art of Day"

"20 Watercolors by Thomas W. Schaller"

It is a an overview of my work over the past few years emphasizing my passion for watercolor and interest in landscape and architectural subjects,

Thanks so much James!

"greek steps - sifnos"
thomas w schaller
16X12 inches

Saturday, November 27, 2010

50 best blogs for watercolor artists

Web Design Schools Guide just published their  list of 50 best blogs for watercolor artists.  A "comprehensive guide for students of any age who want to learn more about the latest in the field of watercolor art" 

the list has links to 10 watercolor demonstrations blogs, 20 watercolor artists blogs, 10 art business blogs, and 10 art news & reviews blogs.

I'm very grateful to have my blog listed of course, but aside from that, recommend that anyone interested in watercolor have a look at the resources they've gathered here. there is some incredibly useful information for those of us with a passion for this media.

"cellist - bethesda terrace - central park"
14X22 inches
august 2010

bath, england

a gorgeous town in somerset, about 100 miles west of london is well worth a visit - or a week's stay!

famed for it's spas and natural springs, it was favored by the roman's from about 45 AD - there is still a finely preserved example of a roman bath from that era - aquae sulis. 

and there are no better examples of amazing 18th century georgian architecture to be found anywhere on the british isles.

"the royal crescent - bath, england"
22X30 inches
26 november 2010

"after the rain - bath, england"
15X22 inches
21 november 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Article: Artist Daily

Courtney Jordan at Artist Daily was kind enough to write this very nice article on my work today.

The article is very flattering for me of course, but I think it says far more about the invaluable ways in which a painting - through the eyes and emotions of the painter - can give a viewer glimpses of far away worlds they may never get to experience. 

Thank you very much Courtney ! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Exhibition; "Golden State Treasures" - California Art Club

my painting 

"manhattan beach pier"

will be awarded and featured in the new exhibit by the california art club;

"golden state treasures"

opening reception:  

04 december 2010
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

the historic blinn house
 75 south grand avenue

pasadena, california

04 december 2010 -
14 april 2011

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My New Website

I am very pleased that at last - and with much help from the great people at Fine Art Studio Online - my new fine art in watercolor website is finally available to view:

It's an interactive place where you can see new work almost as soon as it is produced, read and comment on the latest blog entries, and find out about upcoming events - exhibits, workshops, publications, etc. -  almost as soon as I find out. The works you will see are arranged in various albums to make their viewing simpler. Many new works and albums will be added in the coming days, so be sure to check back often. 

In addition, much of the work is available for purchase. So if you - or anyone you may know - should have interest in acquiring an original painting, please be in touch and it can be easily arranged. There is also a direct buy option if you prefer.

Finally, when you visit the site, please be sure to sign up for the email newsletter so that we can most easily stay in touch about developing events in the coming months.

2010 has been a remarkable and extremely exciting year for me.  And it is in large part due to the support, interest and generosity of all of you that I am so grateful and so optimistic. I look forward to the future with enthusiasm and to being more easily able to share it with all of you.

All my best wishes,


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cover Image," Watercolor Artist Magazine" December 2010

watch for the december 2010 issue of
Watercolor Artist Magazine
i am so honored to have my work featured on the cover

Thursday, July 22, 2010

paint america competition

very pleased to learn that my painting
"great hall - ellis island"
was awarded the k. vance juror's award 
in the 2010 paint the parks competition

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

american art collector- aug '10

nice little write up in the august edition of 
american art collector magazine.

and be sure to see our friend lori putnam's
two page spread in the same issue!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


watercolor 21x14 :  dedicated to my dog boomer
an image of a best friend and his human captured in mid-daydream.
this painting is an imaginary scene 
and based - not-too loosely - on an actual spot in central park, nyc

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Exhibit: Thomas W. Schaller

Very pleased to announce my upcoming one man show:
25 original watercolors

Gallery: Exhibit [A] 
555 Pine Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

Opening: 02 July 2010
Closing:  31 July 2010

If you're anywhere nearby in July, please stop in and have a look!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Watercolor Artist Magazine

So honored to learn that I have been selected for 
" Watercolor Artist Magazine; 2010 - One's to Watch" 
Issue comes out at the end of the year.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

great hall - ellis island - nyc

with all the talk of immigration laws in the us these days, i couldn't help but be reminded that - for the most part - we are a nation built on the hopes, aspirations, ambitions, and labor of immigrants

Monday, April 12, 2010

California Watercolor Association - 41st National Exhibit

Very happy to hear that my painting "Bow Bridge - NYC" was accepted into the California Watercolor Association's 41st National Exhibit!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

American Watercolor Society

This past week was the opening of the
American Watercolor Society's 143rd Exhibition
in New York City.

It was such an honor to have my work
included in the company of that of so many
renowned and accomplished artists.

Humbling too was knowing how arbitrary
and mercurial these jury processes can seem.

So I just did my best to enjoy myself at the reception;
meeting artists from around the world, looking at
some phenomenal watercolors. And uncomfortable as
these things can sometimes be, I did have a great

And having my work sell on opening night definitely
helped a lot!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Exhibition: California Art Club

i am very happy to learn that my painting "broken stair - hermosa" has been juried into the california art club's exhibition "artist's capture the california coast" to be seen at the blinn house in pasadena; 17 april - 11 august 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

American Art Collector

American Art Collector Magazine; April '10: Nice write up of the Nomadas del Arte plein air exhibition at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas: April 1-30, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial

Very happy to learn today that my painting, "Charles Bridge - Prague" was juried into the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Article in American Artist by Steve Doherty

i'm extremely pleased to have my work featured - with a very nice article by editor-in-chief stephen doherty - in the april issue of american artist magazine

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Feature

it is my honor to be featured this month by my friend and colleague - chris beck - on her blog and her on-going series about watercolor 'brush-paper-water". thank you chris!

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Exhibit: "Diverse Expression" Venice, CA 27 Feb - 01 April

very happy to announce a terrific new group exhibit - with a good showing of 12 of my original watercolors.

if anyone is in the los angeles area, please come by!
(and the opening will be a blast - you're invited -) cheers - tom

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


i couldn't be more thrilled to have learned yesterday that my painting, "madison square park - nyc" was juried into the 143rd annual exhibit of the American Watercolor Society!


very happy to report that "American Artist" magazine will be running a feature article on my work in the April 2010 issue. link to follow as soon as available. tom