Sunday, 24 January 2010

Step by step - Thierry de Marichalar - "St Jean de Luz "

Today I tried to paint a step-by-step exercise from one of my favourite watercolorists, if not my absolute favourite, Thierry de Marichalar.
Please have a look at the masterpieces of this unique artist and enjoy his amazing work. I'm simply in adoration of the beauty he creates.
There are also plenty of step-by-step paintings on his hompage, which I'm very thankful he shares with us.

God, I struggled with this one. Didn't know whether to be careful about perspective, or colors, or timing... ;) But I'm very glad I painted it. Comments and critique as always very welcome.

Happy painting, everybody.


Teri C said...

CONGRATULATIONS JONA!!!! I am so thrilled you went out sketching in public. Warning though, it does get addicting. lol People and places are so interesting.

There was a time that I would not dream of showing some of those rough sketches but I even got over that. I can't wait to see what you did!

This is a beautiful painting. You do so wonderfully with buildings and landscapes.

I joined "100 Paintings Challenge" (100 paintings in a year) and I have done 10 so far and am so pleased with my progress (you commented on a few of these). I think I got so used to fast sketching that I wasn't taking the time to really do a good job. We all need a challenge!

Keep up the good work!!!

Lin said...

tHIS IS AWESOME, JONA!! I am so glad you introduced me to this incredible artist! you kept all those wonderful lights, the painterliness of the work is simply stunning!! GRAND GRAND!!!!! BRAVA my friend!

Ines said...

lepe barve in super postavitev :-)))
zelo mi je všeč!

Tito Fornasiero said...

Ciao Jona, sono Tito un acquarellista Italiano. Ho dipinto anche io dei "pas à pas" del maestro Thierry per imparare con l'acquerello.
Questo tuo "step by step" lo trovo molto riuscito. I colori, la luce, il bozzetto, hai davvero fatto un ottimo lavoro. Congratulazioni.