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.

5 comments:

Thomas Brissot said...

What a description !
I don't find waldo sketching on the lower left side, but very nice sketch ;)

E.Tiemens said...

Hi Thomas,
I added a contrasted detail of the area with the hidden artist.
-Erik

Peter Bangs said...

Beautiful. Brought to mind an illustrated Spanish edition of Don Quixote De La Mancha that my father brought back from Spain in the 1950's.

Thomas Brissot said...

By the way Erik, I don't know if you know Joseph Vernet. You might really like his work (I'm studying is way to depict skies, and it made me think about your way to approach it).

E.Tiemens said...

Hi Thomas,
I admire Joseph Vernet's work quite a bit. I love the theatrical cave grotto/seaport scenes with storm dramas thrown into the mix. The weight of Claude Lorrain's work must have been immense for him while in
Rome in the 1700's.