Monday, July 09, 2007





Watercolor / Gouache sketches - very small 2.5 x 4.5 inches and one that is 3 x 6 inches. The darker tree themed one was inspired by my trip to Yale- British Museum of Art in New Haven, CT. A small but nice collection of Turners, Constable and Bonningtons among others. A couple of the other sketches are very rapid along the shoreline in CT and Nantucket, Mass.

22 comments:

Ben Mauro said...

love the second one down. great handling of detail.

Randy Bantog said...

Beautiful stuff. And thanks for coming down to Art Center and giving a presentation. Very inspirational.

forsunil_p said...

Stunning Eric!
I like the mood you've brought to each of the paintings and i really really enjoyed the brush strokes on the tree.

alp said...

So dynamic ! Love the color, mood, and the way you lay down your brush on the surface, and mix over another . . .

A. Riabovitchev said...

Beautiful studies!It will be interesting to see your finish work.

Jared Shear said...

WOW...beautiful stuff!! Each one captures a different mood and feel. Really like the rendering of the tree on the second and the looseness of the third.

PleinEric said...

All nice but the third down is just stunning. Belongs in the museum.

Kincept said...

awesome stuff as always erik! i really like how much detail you can get into such small surfaces.. each piece feels reminiscent of a different painter.. kroyer, sargent, seago, constable..

Ramses said...

I love the color and environment design!

Shawn Escott said...

More beautiful work! I've been to that museum, it is really nice with a ton of amazing work. Your tree painting is very nice and the one under it reminds me of a Sargent. Amazing!

Balkandude said...

Excellent works! Amazing!

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!! YOu totally capture the Turners' feel!

sophan said...

very, very awesome!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff. Could you give a little overview of how you scan watercolors? I can never get the right color balance.

Thanks!
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DIEGO. said...

Beauti-full.

Goobeetsablog said...

beauties.
great color depth
nice loose handling

very inspiring work!

Bobby Chiu said...

just beautiful!!

marco said...

Beatiful drawing...very nice your watercolours!

Gabriele said...

erik: your paintings, drawings, sketches are AWESOME ! =)
i do love all your creations.
keep them coming !
i'm lookin forward to see soon new stuf !!!

Chen said...

nice painting.

Stephen Magsig said...

Eric, Beautiful studies, especially the third one down, New to your site via Eric McLeans. We enjoyed the Britsh Museum this summer also. The old masters were masters, you fit in right along with them, museum quality stuff. May I link to your site, Stephen

Lena said...

Super...