Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
After a pencil drawing of J. D. Harding (1798-1863) from his book "On Drawing Trees and Nature - a Classic Victorian Manual", first published in 1846. I found this "must-have" in Amazon for a very cheap price (Dover publications, 2005).Watercolour and gouache on Arches paper. 25x18 cm
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This is one of my favourite spots to make a walk. Though I go there a lot I made this sketch from a foto in the studio. I think it shows, it's not very spontanious and looks a little fake. I tried to work with blu tints but it made it all too cold and I didn't really get the atmosphere that makes this such a wonderful place. I will try again!
Watercolour and gouache. 15x25 cm. 2 hours(+-)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Uncompleted watercolor of a small river close to our home in Sabina, Italy. I've been studying a lot on british watercolors of the 1700-1800's. This is a really quick sketch but it shows the colors and the mood of that period in England. This sketch is bigger than my scanner (A4) so here is just a portion.
I am a graphic designer and illustrator (www.koenivens.com). In this blog I will put landscape watercolours, gouaches and drawings.
This gouache was made on location. It was done on a gray day last winter close to our house in the countryside near Rome. Some aditional details were done in the studio.