Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Some recent sketchbook entries.... some of these are master studies for warm ups. Pen & ink work as well.

On another note I wanted to give folks interested a heads up for a Fall workshop:

Greetings Art Enthusiasts!
I wanted to let you all know about a special fall workshop I'm teaching at the Mendocino Art Center.
Their website: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/PSS_Cart.54.LassoApp?category=189&feature2=Fall
September 12 - 13, 2009
Erik Tiemens

Class begins Saturday, September 12th. Two day weekend workshop meets Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tuition: $180 (members may take a $25 discount on one workshop per year).

From the smallest thumbnail sketch to more finished works in the field, discover the importance of planning and seeing more options in your compositions, color palettes and tonal combinations before committing time on larger studio paintings. The workshop will go over techniques to previsualize your final idea and truly see the many options a location can inspire in a final painting. By combining the best of gouaches opaque-change friendly qualities with watercolors transparent subtlety, you can work more efficiently in capturing lighting, atmosphere and tonal information.

Material List Here: www.virtualgouacheland.blogspot.com

It's going to be inspiring to paint in Mendocino- I hope some of you can come!
Best, Erik


Tom Jones said...

Great studies. I particularly like the last two.

Fantastic atmostphere in all of them!

Anonymous said...

Very expressive works! Im in love with the first!

Gregory Becker said...

Hi Erik,
I have looked at each painting on your blog over tenn times now and they get more and more enjoyable.
I have learned so much from studying your work and methods.
The demo on your blog is so good. To quickly be able to capture a scene was a huge problem for me but that is becoming easier and easier.
I have done about 20 watercolor gouache paintings now using concepts of application that I have gleaned from this blog.

If you get the time could you take a look at the ones I have posted on my blog. I really could use some feedback my use of your technique with watercolor and gouache.

I hope I can find a way to get out there to study with you. You are a big inspiration to me.
Thank you
BTW, your recent post is terrific.

Anonymous said...

The ink with white added reminds me of the old masters of landscapes. Very beautiful studies...I like the looseness the most.

Ashoo said...


Wow !! so spontaneous !! ..
Love your sepia sketches !
your work always amazes me for the fact that when all concept artist are running toward sci-fi & COmp generated art .. you are moving towards classical masters kind of feel..
I have always been a big fan of your work especially Starwars .. despite being a sci fi concept your color choices & handling is so close to classical oils.. I cant stop STUDYING them .. especially the story " artist of naboo" ..


Gerald Guerlais said...

There's such a great energy in your path and a sensitive touch. Remarquable work and still so inspiring. Thank you for sharing .

Unknown said...

Beautiful work, Erik!

Louise Smythe said...

these are stunning! i think i'm going to learn a lot from looking at your work. :)

E.Tiemens said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful feedback! I will post more soon.

P.S. Workshop is filling up fast, please join me for a fantastic time in Mendocino... the coastline is a sketchers dream.. wonderful art studio too. I will also go into some art history and give feedback on your sketches along with as many demos I can cram in that weekend!

All the best - Erik

Unknown said...

Wonderful studies! I like the sepia tones. I develop a painting with coffee on card paper that looks like your effect.
I'd like to have your visit and your comments at my Fotolog:
Best regards!
Alexander P. Moreira