Saturday, 13 November 2010

Schönbrunn Park - after Klimt

Schönbrunn Park (after Klimt)
Caran d'ache Neocolour in Derwent Black Book
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I'm studying Klimt landscapes at the moment - and also testing new art materials, specifically the new Black Book by Derwent.  This is the result.

It's an "after Klimt" drawing of Schönbrunn Park - specifically of the tall trees and one of the pools and the reflections.  He likes trees a lot but also seems to rather like water in his paintings.

I'm trying to get my head round both how he composes his images and the marks that he makes.  I think this one is rather better at the former and not too good at the latter!  I was missing some mid green colours which are needed to make this a more effective colour match.

The necolour crayons certainly work very well with the Black Book and I think they might become the preferred media for this sketchbook of smooth black paper.  Now to see if they sink in (the perennial problem with black paper) or remain on the surface!  What I have discovered is that there's absolutely no point in wetting them on this paper as they go to nothing.

Note:   This is a link to the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria - which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and a tour through the park


vivien said...

interesting .... I always think I'll like working on black but frequently don't because of the colour sinking :( so I'll be interested to see how this series goes.

I like Klimt's landscapes, especially his trees but didn't know this one.

I quite like oils on a coloured background - I've just primed 2 small squares of card with deep blue acrylic ready to use oil on top.

Sarah Wimperis said...

I love Klimt and his trees, there is a great little app of his work for your ipad by the way!

Laureline said...

Lots of wonderful texture and movement in those strokes, Katherine. I agree with Vivien---I'm eager to see how your work evolves with this technique.

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Nice work!

Jeanette said...

Lovely bold strokes here. Klimt's work is so expressive. I'd love to see you do something similar in oils.

I adore working on black and have come to believe that its how much you layer and with a couple of light sprays of fixative, I haven't had much 'sinking' of colour.

Of course we're always working against the black so some colours just don't have much impact and greens often tend to be the ones that seem to disappear for me.