Monday, March 31, 2014

Cliff Painting in Gouache - Short Video

Cliff Painting in Gouache from Erik Tiemens on Vimeo.

 Pacific Cliffs - 11" x 13" - gouache and watercolor on blue-gray toned watercolor paper. This was traditionally stretched with gummed paper on gator board.

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Susan said...

Thank you for this! I had been completely flummoxed by gouache, and now I know why--I had been treating it like oil paints, using it thick out of the tube. Your work is beautiful and I enjoy your posts.

E.Tiemens said...

Hi Suzy,
Gouache can be tricky but using thinner washes and building up thicker opaque passages as you progress, makes it approachable for getting the results you want. Thank you for the feedback!
I will be teaching a workshop this May 3-4, 2014 in SF if you are nearby you may really enjoy that. Please visit my website for more info.


Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this video, it was very insigntful. If i may ask how long did the actual painting take?

E.Tiemens said...

Hi Nicholas,
The gouache painting took about an hour and 15 minutes, roughly. At the end of the painting session the wind started to shift and get a bit choppy where I was painting. At beach level the wind was strong all day, I was protected from the higher cliff above me, but then the direction changed a bit later. Thank you for taking a look at the work and video!

marwan aldouri said...

Hi Erik,
Lovely paintings really, I have just a question about doing more detailed paintings (in a film background cases for example), do you use the same method and just spend more time on it or you approach it differently?

thanks a lot

Ben said...

Great to see your process in painting!
I am afraid I got distracted a few times by the hypnotic wobble of the incoming waves in time-lapse, but I'll be sure to come back for more anytime you put one up!

Your process is so straightforward. Do you think ahead a lot or is it so engrained into your perception by now that you basically see everything as layers in the finished painting already?