Tuesday, September 01, 2009


To mix things up a bit I wanted to share an oil study I made this summer on the east coast. Pretty small, 5x9 inches or so, linen mounted on wood panel with a middle warm gray ground. Rapid painting on location. I love the lush greens in Connecticut and all of New England for that matter. There was so much rain in June, that this was a rare moment to brave the elements and capture a small slice of nature.

8 comments:

Gregory Becker said...

That's beautiful Erik. How did the workshop go. Any pics from that?

Nori Tominaga said...

great mood in colour. Thanks for posting this!

Mariusz Kornatka said...

Absolutly great

JP said...

gorgeous. loose and intriguing

Anonymous said...

Great stuff.
I thought you might like this artist in case you haven't run across him. Cecil Arthur Hunt.

http://www.chrisbeetles.com/gallery/artist.php?art=2059

John
Baton Rouge

E.Tiemens said...

Very nice link John (from Baton Rouge). Cecil Hunt's work is mind blowing, what economy and grace. Reminds me a bit of the fresh works by Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1821-1906). So many brilliant English watercolorists who embraced grayish gounds and built their sketches from abstraction to refinement can be traced to Turner's spell.

-Erik

jean-Fran├žois PANAYOTOPOULOS said...

When painting is better than life.

Anonymous said...

I'm wowed your work.
Gouache has my medium of choice for about 15 years. I'd love to take a class from you. How can I find out about your future workshops?
Cheers,
Kesra