Saturday, May 14, 2011



100 posts later! Here are some playful capriccios with a Roman 1600's theme. Current personal project that I'm working on.

13 comments:

margplum said...

Beautiful - I love the motion through it and the play of the warm ruins off the cool sky. The archways looking like eyes makes the place feel alive.

A combination of places you've been and imagination?

helen. said...

i HAVEN4T BEEN VISITING YOUR SITE FOR SUCH a long time , still a beautiful work !

Koen Ivens said...

great work! the sketches are very Piranesi-like. I love it! (Maybe you remember I told you some time ago that I live in Rome)

Domas said...

Your build up is great! It's different the blurred out parts, what kind of roll do they play? I mean i never seen (yet) anybody approach their work like that. Looking forward to more...Bless

Domaz

E.Tiemens said...

Thanks for the responses everyone!

Margplum - The places are invented from doodles and sketches with Ruins as a theme. I've been to Rome and Naples and this is inspired from that and the great 16-17th century masters of architectural fantasies, like Hubert Robert,Piranesi,Jean-Laurent Legeay, Jean-Francois Janinet, Herman van Swanevelt and many others. Sketches like this are more like a dream, a theatrical production in the sense of experiences rather than things. Atmospheric vs. the material form.

-Hello Koen, thank you for the greeting and yes I do remember you were in Rome awhile ago.

Domaz - It turns out the blurred parts are a combo of scaling up the small thumbnail start and using a blending brush at times as well. The painting is still in-progress so I like to use an almost abstract base to develop into something suggestive. I'm saving steps to share later, so you can see.

Jackson Sze said...

Really gorgeous, Erik!

Papierflieger said...

Incredible how you get that "antique" handwrite in those sketches.
You could make a fortune with forgery! :).

E.Tiemens said...

Thanks Jackson! Are you teaching outdoor gouache painting this summer?

FYI I will be teaching a watercolor/gouache class up in Mendocino this September... I will post more about soon.

-Papierflieger (Martin) Fantastic prints on your website, love the fresh sketch like quality of the monotypes.

locuriatoons said...

hola,te queria comentar que soy pesimo con inglish,por eso te lo escribo asi,muy buenas tus pinturas!!

ibisbill said...

Very, very good work. I am in awe. It's the combination of the blurriness, plus tight control of light-and-shadow (it was an excellent choice, to be so stingy on the highlights) that results in a painting this good.

david benzal said...

Amazing art concept!!
Greetings.

Julia Lundman said...

These are really great. I love your description of atmosphere vs. material things. The difference is really important I think when painting and you do it so well! You really raise the bar with each painting you do!

We went up to Mendocino this past weekend. I took your course last year. Once again, I had SUCH a difficult time even trying to figure out what to paint! Everything is so beautiful! My mind gets overloaded up there!

Thanks for mentioning those painters in your response to someone else. I will check them out. Reading the book' "The Judgment of Paris". Great one for art history pre-salon and post-salon era.

Best!
Julia

proconpictures said...

Amazing, as usual. I hope you'll include this one in your Art Book that you're going to take the time to put together one day, so we can all order it from Amazon.