Paul Tooley Watercolors
Welcome to my website where I exhibit my watercolor paintings and describe my methods and approaches. Also see my watercolor demo video 'Amsterdam Crossing' on Youtube by clicking here.
From June 8 to July 13, 2019 my painting seen at left, 'On Carroll Creek' was on display at the Blackrock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD having been juried into the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition organized by the Baltimore Watercolor Society.
In March and April 2019, I was the featured artist at The Muse gift shop, 19 N. Market St., Frederick. Small paintings of Frederick like the one at left were on display, and I did watercolor demonstrations there from 1-3 pm on First Saturday, March 2, followed by a reception from 5-9 pm.
In June 2018- my painting 'Rainy Night at Macy's' (seen at left) was juried into the Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition held at the Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD, see: www.blackrockcenter.org/2018-mid-atlantic-regional-watercolor-exhibition/
To left, a photograph of the Mid-Atlantic show- my painting is the smaller one located under the largest painting in the photo
For the month of February 2017, I was part of a show of watercolors and glassworks held at 505 North Gallery and Studio in downtown Frederick. It was a wonderful opening and show experience. Thanks to Kelly Phebus for putting it all together!
At left, my Quick Draw painting from Easels in Frederick done on 6-18-16 of E. Patrick St. It was a great morning for painting and I enjoyed seeing what everyone else did as well.
Painting on S. Carroll St. at Easels in Frederick, June, 2016.
Painting on E. Second St. in downtown Frederick
The McGuire Gallery in downtown Frederick MD where I had work hanging from Nov. 2015 until February 2017
This is a wonderful new book just released by watercolor artist Leslie Frontz, AWS, NWS, who has won many watercolor awards including the AWS Alden Bryan Memorial Medal with $2500 in 2014. It covers the basics of watercolor and also has much to offer the advanced painter. Leslie's work is spectacular, and contains the freshness and looseness I seek in my own work. The book is available on Amazon here.
I am proud to have a demo of mine featured on pages 169-172 and have work featured on pages 65 and 113 as well. I met Leslie through her husband Harold, who has been a juried artist at Easels in Frederick several times. Both are wonderful artists, see www.frontzstudio.com
Framing my painting 'Acacia' prior to exhibiting in Easels in Frederick Quickdraw competition, June 22, 2013. Photo by Lori Rounds
Receiving the Edgar A. Whitney award of excellence from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America in 2004
Here are some important links:
Griffin Art Center, 437 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
Baltimore Watercolor Society - I became a juried signature member in March 2013
Transparent Watercolor Society of America- I am a life member and always enter the annual show