Edward Seago, what can I say?
Definitely he has been under appreciated. We all know Monet, Picasso, Renoir.
Seago? Not so much.
But let’s remedy that now!
Edward Seago Inspires
Both the oils and watercolors go beyond the ordinary.
His brush takes you on a journey.
Edward was born 1910 in the UK.
I fell in love with his story, with his sensitivity in handling the paints, papers, canvas and brush.
Seago had an easy mastery of both oils and watercolors I admire.
You will see a few of my favorite books on the studio table.
Margaret Coen, Realist Abstracts, Raw Colour with Pastels
and the Edward Seago book.
I have owned for a decade + this lovely book featuring gorgeous watercolors and oils by the creative master Seago.
The book is available at Amazon.com Edward Seago by Ron Ranson
I hope you’re inspired to seek out his work.
Learn from The Masters
They are the ones who we truly need to emulate. To study from. To look at Their Techniques.
They make the fewest mistakes.
And they, tend not to pass off paintings with critical basic design flaws, as ‘ok work.’
And Seago was a master of both oils and watercolors, easily flipping from one to the other.
Close viewing shows us the vigor of his brush movements. The strokes are forever etched upon the canvas. Showing us his mood, his speed in painting, telling us a little bit about the man.
By looking at Seago’s paintings you can see how he used his hard and soft edges so brilliantly to create the depth and distance.
The subtle use of color, its nearly monochromatic, creates a far more powerful impact here than if it was littered with colors and hundreds of details.
He saw all the detail that really was there…..
He chose, to eliminate.
He made the decision to disregard all the bits and pieces.
He wanted, he needed the message to come through look and clear.
Not the clutter. Wow.