Out of all watercolor artists that inspire me, Orhan Gürel is probably the biggest inspiration. His poetic and loose style is full of atmosphere and shows everyday places in a nostalgic way. This week, for practice, I’ve painted a replica of one of his paintings with my view of the scene and it was a great study.
After finishing the study I’ve found a nice winter street stock photo and tried out a new perspective 😉
Another weekend of practicing. This sketch is about moving the eye in diagonals which is always a nice variant of Z composition. It’s done on a thin (90 g/m2) and small (15×21 cm) paper I usually use for sketching.
The second one is a quick painting of a sunny Paris scene I found online. I liked the perspective and wanted to try it out, just for the fun of sketching the Eiffel 😀
Lately I’ve been experimenting with a more “sketchy”,impulsive style (first painting) and focusing on composition, which kind of fits me naturally and I would like to continue exploring it. For now, it’s quite basic, focusing on different type of edges and objects but I believe that I will eventually find a way to tell a story.
The second painting was a study of the light which reflects on the river and it’s a style which is like an illustration, not quite expressive as I would like it to be and the painting process is slow and safe. I am trying to get rid of playing safe 😀
Another loose sketch and experimenting with a different style 😉
From time to time there comes a sketch that makes me feel really good. This is one of those sketches 😉
I’ve found a nice picture of Paris and decided to do a quick street scene with strong values.
Here is a quick, bold wash of a house in autumn 😉