Saturday, September 20, 2008

Mixed media/digital color sketches for a landscape painting commission. The finished size will be 45x60 inches in oils.
(Mono chromatic gouache underpainting scanned in with Painter X work over that.)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Suggested Materials list for Workshop:


M.Graham makes a nice line, but W&N are fine too.

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Umber

Ivory Black

Yellow Ochre

Ultramarine Blue

Anthraquinone Blue

Hansa Yellow

Quinacridone Red

Sap Green Permanent/ or Virdian

Gouaches: M.Graham

Titanium White

Ivory Black

Gouache Extras: Not needed, but nice to experiment with.

Daler Rowney Brand

Delft Blue, Neutral Gray 1, 2, 3. Warm Gray 1,2,3. Van Dyke Brown Hue

Watercolor Brushes:

Blick Master Kolinsky Sable Brushes work great!

Sizes 1,4, 6 Plus any kind of Synthetic blend Flat brush, 3/4 inch wide. (Robert Simmons Short Handle Sapphire Brushes work fine for flats.

Paper Blocks:

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Block Hot Press 5"x7", 9"x12", Cold Press same size to see texture differences.

Drawing Tools,

Penicls - 2b, kneaded eraser, vine charcoal, pitt artist pens, fine tip and brush tip.

SketchBook (smooth paper) of your choice, not too small.

Water jar, paper towels.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Upcoming Fall 2008 Painting Workshop!

Gouache and Watercolor Painting in Mendocino, CA

Workshop info & Location:
Fall/Fine Art Section

Please join me for a fun weekend, exploring two of my favorite mediums.
October 4 - 5, 2008
Erik Tiemens
Class begins Saturday, October 4th. Two day workshop meets Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tuition: $175 (members may take a $25 discount on one workshop per year). NOTE: THIS CLASS IS FOR INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED STUDENTS.

From the smallest thumbnail sketch to more finished works in the field, discover the importance of planning and seeing more options in your compositions, color palettes and tonal combinations before committing time on larger studio paintings. The workshop will go over techniques to previsualize your final idea and truly see the many options a location can inspire in a final painting. By combining the best of gouache’s opaque-change friendly qualities with watercolor’s transparent subtlety you can work more efficiently in capturing lighting, atmosphere and tonal information. Intermediate to Advanced. Tuition: $175.