Ambassador of the Week: Peach McComb

Meet Peach McComb, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

Along the Little Harpeth” (watercolor, 9 x 12 in.) was painted on location at Warner Park here in Nashville, TN. I frequently paint plein air because I find it challenging and rewarding. Watercolor is such an immediate medium that I can sketch quickly and get the color notes and my thoughts down on paper before the light changes.

Peach McComb, a native of Massachusetts, currently resides in Old Hickory, Tennessee. Peach is a contemporary impressionist, paints every day, and enjoys working in different media to provide diversity and sustain interest. Peach’s mentor, Mary Field Neville, taught her that painting every day and painting with other, more accomplished artists, are the best ways to improve her own work; a philosophy she practices religiously. Peach works mainly in oil, watercolor, and in acrylics and has studied with Frank Baggett, Anne Blair Brown, Roger Dale Brown, G. Russell Case, Howard Friedland, Charles Gruppè, Charles Harrington, Gayle Levée, Chuck Marshall, Kevin Menck, Mary Field Neville, and Mary Whyte. Peach’s work has been published in the Acrylic Artist Magazine Summer 2015 edition and in the Northlight book Acrylic Works 2/Radical Breakthroughs. Peach also accepts commissions.

“Mums n’ Roses” (watercolor, 15 x 11 in.) was painted for the 2017 Strada Easel 30-day Challenge. I painted all of the subjects from life, one painting each day, and it was amazing what I learned. I also experimented with several media and subjects with varying results.

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