Thursday, September 06, 2012

Master study of Richard Parkes Bonington's 'On the Coast of Picardy'. This is a smaller painting, originally painted in oils - 1826. In my gouache and watercolor version, I'm reminded of how valuable it is to now and then make a quick copy from artist that you are inspired by. Learning new things is always productive and should not let up after art school, in my opinion. Speaking of this, I want to thank the people who have signed up for my upcoming workshop that will be on October 20-21, at Fort Mason, SF. There is still room available! I'm very much looking forward to teaching again and will also share for a few hours some traditional medium approaches with digital painting.

6 comments:

Koen Ivens said...

outstanding piece of work! The sky is incredible

E.Tiemens said...

Thanks Koen! One thing that was interesting to try on the sky and foreground was adding Winsor Newton Aqua Pasto textured medium - an exotic gum arabic paste. It gives you a little extra body and reminds of painting with alkyds a bit.

-Erik

pierangelo boog said...

Impressive !

Thomas Brissot said...

Very nice!
I do the same exercise, small copies of painters are very very instructive (doing it with a sotware multiplies the value of the study i think). It is easier than studies from photographs, but still, If I don't have a precise goal I find it hard to learn how to learn from paintings/images. I wish I could ask you more about your experience on that matter one day, when I come to the states for one of your workshops :)

PS : Richard Parkes rocks !

Mariusz Kornatka said...

awsome

Nick Jainschigg said...

I'm truly surprised that was gouache. You captured that pearly effect Bonington got in the neutrals so well. I imagine it must have been a bit of trial and error with the gouache color shifting. Effing amazing.