Richard Schilling

My love affair with watercolor began in elementary school when I was recommended for art instruction at the University of Nebraska. I knew early that I wanted to be an artist. But this was just the beginning of my education. I love watercolor for its luminescent and often spontaneous qualities. It forces me to be transparent—revealing both flaws and successes. My style is usually consistent but not my subjects. I paint only subjects that bring me satisfaction. They become a virtual “Book of Memoirs” . . . each painting a chapter, each chapter a sketchbook.

Colors of the Mesa
Painted while Artist-in-Residence at Mesa Verde National Park
Waiting for the "L"
Evening rush hour in Chicago
Salad Fixins'
Fresh vegatbles from the garden

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