Thursday, December 20, 2012
I hope that the holiday season is treating you well and wanted to share what I have planned for my March 2013 Workshop. It's a brand new theme, Inventing Landscapes!
Introducing an exciting new workshop that covers how to approach painting and sketching environments from your imagination. We will start with thumbnail sketches from memory, onsite notes and how to proceed to more resolved compositions with or without the help of photo reference. We will be using mixed media, such as gouache, watercolor and acrylics with pen and ink and pencil/markers to create new landscapes. Lighting and weather conditions will be heavily considered in our designs. This has practical applications for concept designers, fine artists, illustrators and for those who want to explore new subject matter in their work regardless of medium. Please join in for this March workshop to expand your artistic vocabulary, skills and see the world with a different point of view.
Come join me this March 9-10, 2013. Treat yourself or special friends and family (makes for an incredible Christmas gift!) to a fantastic experience at beautiful Ft. Mason, SF.
As you'll see on the below link, I was able to book the same time each day and am also offering a discount for returning students and full time students.
Sign Up Here!
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
What a fantastic evening this past Saturday was. I want to send out a hearty thanks to all who attended the opening at the Holton Studio Gallery – even though we were about to get the "atmospheric river" of rain later that night! I'm pictured here below with master frame maker and gallery owner Tim Holton (left) and my fellow Art Center classmate Terry Miura (center). I saw many friends and talked with some extraordinary people which I enjoyed a great deal. The show will be up till January.
Tim Holton's superb framework harmonized beautifully with my interest in Dutch landscape painting from the 17th century while still having a California spirit to them.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I'm very excited to announce a new exhibition of paintings with my Art Center College of Design classmate, Terry Miura, called: Terry Miura and Erik Tiemens - New California Landscapes, opening December 1st at The Holton Studio Gallery in Emeryville.
A wonderful sample of Terry's work.
The owner of the gallery Tim Holton is a master artisan of the frame. Tim has really outdone himself with the custom historic oak framing. I love how it sets off the work so beautifully.
The exhibition opens Saturday, December 1st, at The Holton Studio Gallery in Emeryville. You're all invited to the reception - I look forward to meeting folks in person.
The Holton Studio Gallery
5510 Doyle Street Emeryville, CA
Reception: Saturday December 1st, 4 - 6 PM
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More Info Here!
I'm excited to announce a new Gouache & Watercolor workshop coming up June 2-3, 2012. This will be held at the beautiful Ft.Mason Center in San Francisco, CA. A large, comfortable teaching space with tall ceilings will provide an inspiring place to learn and practice various techniques and concepts. You'll also enjoy demos and slide shows of my artwork and great examples from history. There will be plenty time for sketching outside by the bay and you'll elaborate on those sketches by creating paintings back in the class. I will provide lots of feedback and guidance as well. Beginners are most welcome.
Sign up soon on my website. This will be a memorable learning experience!
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Digital gouache painting from memory. A recent hike down to the ocean inspired this piece. It was amazing to see a coyote, salamander, rabbit and hawks all in one morning.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Atmospheric landscape with trees in morning haze. Sepia ink, watercolor browns and blues with additions of gouache delft blue. Bamboo reed pen, steel dip pen, pastel pencil, pencil and washes of muted warm white gouache. 7x9 inches on watercolor paper from a notebook.
I'm thinking about Paulus Bril and Momper with themes by Claude Gellée here. This could be a placid Italian river setting, or easily evolve into a 1500's mountainous landscapes from a traveling experience. Nothing like the Northerners awakening from their Gothic past... “Do you know the land where the lemon-trees flower?” (Goethe). These days reading quite a lot about the draw of Rome on the Dutch, Flemish, French and German artists around the 1600's.
Friday, February 10, 2012
I just wanted to thank the folks over at Pratique Des Arts magazine in France for showcasing one of my tree sketches. The theme of the short article was called La poesie des arbres, poetry of trees in english. Some other excellent tree focused artists from France, USA and the Netherlands were in the recent issue number 101 as well.
In addition there was an article in ImagineFX (Dec.2011) highlighting the successful efforts for the SketchTravel book project and auction late last year and the artists involved with making that happen. One of the images showed a digital composition warm up for a gouache windmill piece I did next to the final gouache.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Rapid sketch of pine trees near the Legion of Honor museum, San Francisco, Ca.
6"x9" on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper -warm gray. Marker, Pitt Pen, white pencil and water-soluble black pencil.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sepia Tree Cluster study with shadow-obscured artist sketching on the lower left side. Italia Acquerello water color paper -6x6 inches. Watercolor, gouache, sumi ink, Liquitex Ink! - transparent raw umber, sepia ink, dip pen, reed pen, charcoal pencil with additions of Pitt artist pens along w/ sable brush work.