Stuart Loughridge "Echo Lake"
watercolor and body-color, on grey wove paper | $600.00
image: 6.5 x 5" | frame: 11 x 12.75"
Stuart Loughridge "Temperance River"
watercolor and body color, on grey-wove paper | $700.00
image: 7.5 x 5.25" | frame: 10 x 13"
Stuart T. Loughridge is based in Saint Paul. As a studio painter he works primarily with oil-paint and watercolors. He is also a devoted print maker, well known for his etchings; and occasionally he is able to find time to create serigraphs.
As for genres he is a landscape painter, and part-time he's a portrait and figure painter.
Stuart's methods of creating a landscape are rooted in the 18th and 19th century practice of watercolor sketching. Stuart carries a small watercolor kit with him at all times. These treasured plein-air sketches are the raw material; they are the seeds for the finished studio creations, whether that be an etching, a watercolor, or an oil painting.
The field sketches are by no means trying to be accurate representations of fact but rather inspired short-hand observations and are often void of city or settlement.