I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Canadian watercolour artist Jack Reid.
Jack had that marvellous ability to simplify what he saw and strengthen these elements with the power of colour and composition.
But, even moreso, Jack gave thousands of watercolour artists their first start with his instructional books for beginners. This is how I first became acquainted with Jack.
Thanks to the Wet Canvas, and to Maria on the I Draw and Paint Website, for sharing this information with the art community.
I feel like I lost a good friend and mentor, even though our paths never crossed.