Monday, July 31, 2006

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Summer Interlude

I love the paintings from the Barbizon school, just south of Paris from the mid 1800's. The romantic period would really push contrasts with the skies and patches of land.

The Lone Windmill - A tribute to my dutch grandmother (Beppe) who just passed away at 92.

I want to share loose sketch ideas that focus on atmosphere and color. I have a background in concept art and traditional painting. I helped art direct the last two Star Wars movies and have work featured in a couple of "The Art of" books. I work with a Wacom intus tablet and use Painter 9 software. In my spare time I love sketching and painting out doors.

- Thanks for checking out the sketches, I will try to post one a week if possible or more. - Erik

The Oaks