Saturday, October 15, 2011

A study of river side woods with the great Barbizon school painters in mind, in particular the friendship between Harpignies and Corot is evoked. I can't even imagine
how wonderful sketching and painting the Italian country side must have been in the 1860's with these great ones.

Gouache & watercolor on hot press paper with pastel pencil, pastel stick, sepia pen/ink and touches of lifting out with paper towel. 24,5 x 10,5 cm.


Jared Shear said...

Beatiful Erik. There is a nice serene quality to to this piece, especially in those cool shadow tones in the foreground.

Koen Ivens said...

so beautyful! While I am reading your post I'm thinking about a book you certainly would like (if you do not already have it) It is called "In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting" It is one of my favourite books. It is actually the catalogue of an exhibition I never had the change to see. The people you talk about in your posts are all there!

Luis Gama said...

Love your works, keep posting and inspiring us, hug!

E.Tiemens said...

Hi Koen,

Wow I wish I can see that Corot book, it is over $250 now on amazon, maybe I will luck out in a used book store. The whole tradition of the outdoor color,value study since Claude Lorrain has created the foundation of landscape painting back in the studio. I would like to see more artist work from memory rather than from photos if possible, it really becomes more personal.

Thanks Jared & LG for your comments too!