Monday, September 8, 2008

Bierstadt Study

I decided to do a study of Albert Bierstadt's "The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak".  I learned lot from it but was mostly frustrated (a fun and good frustration though) at my brushstrokes and how I can never seem to get that minimal brushstrokes look. I think the Wacom Graphire is holding me back and if I could afford to buy a Intuos 3 I would. 

Over all I think I learned more about lighting, different brush settings and atmospheric perspecive/color. 


Jeremy Deveraturda said...

This is great (I love the Hudson river school..) Plus I appreciate that you're posting work and sharing some frustrations, I totally relate.

Alina Chau said...


PaoYunSoo said...

thx for your crits man :)
nice stuff !!

Josh Kao said...

hey the master study is looking good!
The painter is richard schmid (i spelled his name wrong), he has a book called "alla prima" and it's got some amazing paintings in it.

Jared Shear said...

Fun study Matt! A person can learn so much from those masters of old. What would even be better, would be to be able to study in front of the real painting and see his strokes.

Matt Scheuerman said...

jared: Oh TOTALLY. I saw Lake Lucerne in DC about a year ago and it blew my mind. One of the nice things about the smithsonian is that they usually allow photos and allow people to sketch in front of the masterpieces. Needless to say I took some amazing photos.

Josh Kao:
Thanks for the compliment and the link. It is who I thought but just wanted to make sure.
I love your stuff and look forward to seeing more.

Paoyunsoo: Your work is amazing and I love reading your blog. Please keep updating!

Alina: Thanks so much for the compliment. Your work is very cool and different. Can't wait to see more.

Jeremy: I love your style and can't wait to see more book covers and awesome paintings.

viag said...

thanks for the comments man , i really like your color studies !

Brenoch Adams said...

Thanks for the kind words. Paul Lasaine has bunch of great matte painting pieces(and other rad stuff). Worth taking a look-

Keep the good work comin'!