Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I'm very happy to share that I was selected as a finalist and received a Honorable Mention in the Landscape painting category for Art Renewal Center's 2012 / 2013 International Salon Competition.
With about 2000 entries from over 850 artists, I'm thrilled to be included in the Salon. This gives me further encouragement to pursue classical landscape painting in both oils and watercolor-gouache. My work will also be included in the upcoming Salon Catalogue.
Link: Honorable Mention in the Landscape Category
*Scroll down to the Landscape Section
Posted by E.Tiemens at 10:50 PM
Monday, February 18, 2013
I noticed a big change in the weather today with clouds approaching quickly. I set out to create some rapid lighting and mood studies of the cliffs and ocean in gouache before any rain showers would pummel my easel. It was interesting to block-in three small images at once. Not being a slave to the location, I saw this as a chance to try variations on a theme. I took some video with a portable camera as an experiment as well. Here are some of the stills.
Locations and studies like this can serve as a point of inspiration later on with studio work or for commercial projects. Be sure to check out my new upcoming Inventing Landscapes Workshop - March 9-10, 2013 - SF, hope you can make it! I'm excited by the group who has signed up so far.
Posted by E.Tiemens at 10:27 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Big thanks for those who have signed up for the upcoming workshop. If you are thinking of signing up, please do!! March 9-10, 2013.
Posted by E.Tiemens at 5:51 PM
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I hope that the holiday season is treating you well and wanted to share what I have planned for my March 2013 Workshop. It's a brand new theme, Inventing Landscapes!
Introducing an exciting new workshop that covers how to approach painting and sketching environments from your imagination. We will start with thumbnail sketches from memory, onsite notes and how to proceed to more resolved compositions with or without the help of photo reference. We will be using mixed media, such as gouache, watercolor and acrylics with pen and ink and pencil/markers to create new landscapes. Lighting and weather conditions will be heavily considered in our designs. This has practical applications for concept designers, fine artists, illustrators and for those who want to explore new subject matter in their work regardless of medium. Please join in for this March workshop to expand your artistic vocabulary, skills and see the world with a different point of view.
Come join me this March 9-10, 2013. Treat yourself or special friends and family (makes for an incredible Christmas gift!) to a fantastic experience at beautiful Ft. Mason, SF.
As you'll see on the below link, I was able to book the same time each day and am also offering a discount for returning students and full time students.
Sign Up Here!
Posted by E.Tiemens at 9:35 AM
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
What a fantastic evening this past Saturday was. I want to send out a hearty thanks to all who attended the opening at the Holton Studio Gallery – even though we were about to get the "atmospheric river" of rain later that night! I'm pictured here below with master frame maker and gallery owner Tim Holton (left) and my fellow Art Center classmate Terry Miura (center). I saw many friends and talked with some extraordinary people which I enjoyed a great deal. The show will be up till January.
Tim Holton's superb framework harmonized beautifully with my interest in Dutch landscape painting from the 17th century while still having a California spirit to them.
Posted by E.Tiemens at 4:58 PM