Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Warm Snowscape by A.von Werner

Snowstorm in the Churchyard, Karlsruhe, 
19.7 x 39.1 cm (7.7 x 15.3 in) 

Anton von Werner (German 1843-1915) conveys the feeling of a windy, snowy day outside a church using pencil, watercolor, and gouache on warm-toned board. 

6 comments:

Stephen and Nyree said...

Wow, this post lead me down a research rabbit hole!

I have spent my morning looking at how you can paint watercolor on board. This picture is so arrestingly interesting and I had to know how he painted watercolor on board--so....off to research I went. Frankly I still have lots to read, and to try.

James, have you ever tried watercolor or gouache on board? If I understand you need a smooth, well sanded, PH balanced board, gesso or watercolor ground (toned in this case), and some patience. Anything I am missing?

Besides the prep time, why do watercolorists not use wood supports more often?

Susan Krzywicki said...

It looks warm and cold at the same time.

Smurfswacker said...

Is this board as in a piece of wood or board as in illustration / Bristol board?

James Gurney said...

Smurfswacker, I'm not too sure about the board, but I think it's basically a heavy buff-colored paper or cardboard.

Kunst Kommt Von Können said...

https://www.kettererkunst.com/details-e.php?obnr=116003600&anummer=435&detail=1

They say wove paper mounted on backing board.

My Pen Name said...

Inspiring piece of work!