Sunday, September 23, 2007


Gouache study with a very limited palette. I was taking inspiration from 17th century Dutch Landscape painters and a bit of the Constable/ Isabey storm obession they score their paintings with. I am also combining Chinese White (Holbein), Zinc White, and Titanium Goauche (from M.Graham). The Daler-Rowney Zinc White is super stiff and not so good, but could be interesting for weak glaze mixtures. I also coated the paper with a prepared sizing from W&N. They don't make it any more though.

13 comments:

Artguff said...

WOW! I check your site every morning for inspiration before i start my day - amazing man! thanks for sharing

salamander said...

Wicked good Mr T. !!! Very stormy!!!
-Eric in Oceanside

THOM said...

Stunning! Light and drama like no other...
and thanks for sharing such large images with us.

Kinman said...

so cool! i want to go paint with that guy in the corner..

Mark McDonnell said...

Awesome man. Love the flair with a new take on it. Great study, beautiful work on your blog here,

MAC

Wayne Porter said...

really nice...i like it a lot

Jackson Sze said...

Cant.. handle... all that.. drama.. wow....eeep!

Ramses said...

Awesome!!!the source of lights look's great!

marctaro said...

great work! - so...What is it that the sizing does for you? how does it affect the paint? (just curious...)
`m

dibumac said...

Simply incredible work .... 8 )

Vladimir Bursac said...

Hello Erik,

Your blog is really beautiful! Every image is great.

Very, very inspiring!

stranded said...

wow man! I love the paintings you have in your blog! This last one is fantastic!! it is sooooo STRONG! thanx!

shellywan said...

Man!!!!!!! This one really kills me. Really! I am dead.

O_______O