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Hi there! In today’s episode of Painting Masters we will examine some of Thomas Schaller’s works.
I was actually recommended to check his stuff by you, in the comments section (:
🎨THOMAS SCHALLER 🎨
Thomas is an award winning painter that specialises at architecture.
If I’m not mistaken, he’s been an architectural illustrator prior to going full time as a watercolor painter.
At some point he discovered his passion for the medium and made the transition.
Aside from beautiful portrayal of architectural subjects, I also notice he plays a lot with warms and cools, with beautiful results.
🎨VIDEO TIME-STAMPS 🎨
00:15 – Introduction
01:05 – Thomas’s paintings
03:57 – Painting review
13:21 – Conclusion
🎨MAIN OBSERVATIONS 🎨
1. I have to start with the architecture.
It’s Beautiful, and really brings out his experience as an architecture illustrator.
2. Color harmony.
I know color is secondary, but I love the green, blue and orange-red.
3. Interesting value dispersion.
Lot’s of light and dark, with little in the middle.
This creates dramatic shadows and strong contrasts (which are then pushed more in some areas of interest).
4. Everything is connected.
The washes are flowing beautifully and evenly. Switching to black and white can helps us better see this.
5. Good sense of depth and scale.
He created a beautiful feeling of depth and scale, using three main components:
Color (muted at the distance, vibrant in the foreground and middle ground)
Value (Paler and weaker in the background)
The drawing itself (fewer details in the background).
Also notice how the bottom section “spills” down and doesn’t steal the focus.
6. There are several areas of strong contrast that create interest.
This includes the people in the foreground.
7. Which brings me to the next point – the people!
They really add life to the scene and make it more dynamic.
8. The technique for painting this kind of a painting fascinates me.
There are very few “resting areas”. All seems to be done wet in wet, and merged together.
Probably took great care to extend drying time.
I hope you enjoyed this one.
Let me know what you think of me showing several works by the same artist.
I think this has the benefit of allowing us to see the quirks of an artist, and perhaps some patterns in their results / work process.
And this is it for this episode.
Thank you for watching, and I’ll talk to you again soon!
Note – I enlarged the cursor size on my Mac, but as it turns out, in screen capture the default size of cursor is presented.
I’ll have to find a better solution for screen capture, or to start using a special software for that.
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