Thursday, February 02, 2012



Pastoral Storm Break Gouache on Stonehenge fawn colored paper. 7x10"
Rapidly painted from imagination. Thinking about John Constable's full-sized oil sketches What a great idea to paint loosely at a larger size to get warmed for the 'finished' version.

8 comments:

David Hobbins said...

Beautiful.

LG said...

wow, so amazing, leaves so many space for imagination and clearly transmits reality at the same time...love it

thank you

E.Tiemens said...

Thanks David! And LG, great observation, the less stated activates the mind's imagination.
-Erik

Thomas Brissot said...

I didn't know about this "large sketches", this is (to my knowledge) quite uncommon, thanks for the sharing !
I think it's quite the same thing as doing an energetic rough (Glen Keane comes to my mind), a way to get the guts out and then polishing it up.
My former drawing/painting teacher, Roger Dale (http://www.roger-dale.com) has the same way to "fight the big format" with big brushes in order to get fully emotionnally (and physically !) involved. But it is considered to be the final painting, and not a study like Constable. I guess this is because now people accept "unpolished" paintings a lot more easily than at Constable's time.
Anyway, I always can see the "guts" in every painting you do, including this one !

Aubrey said...

Wow- This could totally be the finished piece. It has great motion -the storm is conveyed quite effectively!

proconpictures said...

Hello Erik,

The Constable link doesn't seem to be working. Do you have an alternate one?

Thank you.
Milan

E.Tiemens said...

Hi Procon,

Here is another link, the Tate must have taken that one down.

http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/constableinfo.shtm

Thanks for the nice feeback!

-Erik

proconpictures said...

Oh, nice one. Thank you. The National Gallery also has some nice ones. I used to go to the National Gallery a lot while living in London.
Thank you for the link. Thanks to you, I'm gonna paint something tonight