Fantastic experience Edo! Great example of simplifying the problem and making strong statement. Kees is very experienced artist and I bet his workshop was worth it.
Ha René, sorry voor de late reactie, maar inderdaad het zijn geweldige boeken, en die Carl kan er wat van! Ik merk wel als je niet teveel nadenkt over hoe je iets schildert, het vaak een leuker eindresultaat heeft!
Ik heb in de loop der jaren heel wat boeken gekocht, sommige ben je dan ontgroeid, en leer je niets meer van, en andere boeken waar je vroeger niets aan vond, worden steeds interessanter!
Dag Edo, onwetend van deze post had ik voor mijn vakantie dit boek gekocht, ook naar aanleiding van verschillende artikelen over "values" op de blog van Kees van Aalst. Prachtig en leerzaam boek, ik heb het tijdens mijn vakantie helemaal doorgewerkt, en ter plekke verschillende zaken uitgeprobeerd (met wisselend succes overigens). Het boek is inderdaad zeer de moeite waard.
Edo , how interesting ! I will give it a try! Here in the USA we say 'give it a try' and across the pond it's 'give it a go'
and yes! I have Alwyn Crenshaws book also !
and use to watch his TV show.. Thank you so much Edo .. your so willing to share..I am following you everywhere ; LOL !! I also have a blog called Art Hearts Place . If you care to see it , it has a little of everything.. although I've been practicing w/c for 25 years I still can't get 'that look' I want..
best regards, BJ
Thanks for making time to write a few lines!
Really appreciate it!
Kees is very good in see how things can be less.
Just with a few brushstrokes, he create a landscape.
For cats we have the 85 year old Sonja Dwinger in Holland.
Well she draws and paints.
She directly paints in watercolor, without sketching.
Cats, Elephants, apes and all other animals she paints in one wash!
I did look on your website, and I must say, your paintings look
very fresh and vibrant! I did like it a lot!
I came upon this page. I miss my mentor (teacher) who is dead for many years. He knew
immediately what was amiss...too "busy", too much detail, a value problem...like Kees!
Sal Cascio was an illustrator for GE and well known as a water colorist. He, too, like Kees
could make a car with about 3 brush strokes.
Today I spent 40 minutes trying to do a Siamese
cat with 12 ink strokes! People who can combine
selective vision with great facility and skill are rare treasures. When they help as a colleague
and friend they are a treasure.
Dankjewel Rene! Het is ook leuk om te doen en te laten zien!
Schitterend werk. Mooi hoe je de verschillende stadia laat zien.
The theme is wonderful, but not good for mobile devices without flash!
So I have to change it!
And I just did!
Beautiful work - you make it look so simple!
(Nice theme on your blog as well!)
Erg mooie met die lichte wassingen
Hello genevieve langford, Its hard to say something about this.
Indeed practice and practice again. But a good thing is, you don't need the most expensive papers or brushes, better invest in good paint that flows! A lot of paintwork I make is on plain sketchbook paper, it makes wonderful textures. One thing is really important, know how wet your brush is, and how much pigment you adding in a wet wash. go for shapes in stead of details, and try not to use more then three colors. They always say cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, alizarine crimson as the primary colors. but use in stead raw sienna as yellow and indian red as red, and you can use Ultramarine blue in this too! use B&W photos, make up your own colours, try two tone paintings, burnt sienna and winsor blue, or burnt sienna and ultramarine blue, or raw sienna and cobalt violet.
Thanks for your friendly comments, nice that I struck a chord!
Only been painting nearly 2 years, practicing and practicing strokes as if they were music scales and then I let loose and don't think of technique and go for it,
the hand painting just what is in your inner feeling - so fleeting a feeling that I prefer to do it at speed, not thinking, but feeling. If i do that lots of times it works. THAT,I feel is where the practice also should be. Also I have found that you need to know your subject very well, even if it ends up being an impression. Now I understand the value of sketching and sketching, and also tone which initially I thought were a waste of time. This is what I think, but I am no expert. All I know is that these paintings have truck a chord within me.
,I will think up of something different, no doubt. Basically finding my way. In the meantime, these paintings have a struck a chord in me.
Thanks Steven, sometimes there is one that works better!
I don't think they sell it anymore this set. Daler Rowney made them a time ago. Maybe you can find one on ebay or something like it.
Winsor and Newton does have a similar box. I have that one too, but the Crawshaw is much nicer!
Dankjewel René, nat in nat is de uitgelezen techniek voor aquarel.
Blog is in Wordpress, makkelijk en mooi!
Mooie blog. En een fantastisch schilderij. Je beheerst de wet in wet techniek erg goed.
I'll have to find Alwyn Crawshaw!
Awesome! This painting is fantastic.
The way of painting of Kees is totaly different than the way that we think about how we will do it. We must lose every detail and thats not easy for a right thinking painter.