He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thomas Ehretsmann

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:00 am

Thomas Ehretsmann
French illustrator Thomas Ehretsmann began his career as a comics artist. As an illustrator, his clients include numerous European magazines and publishers as well as clients in the U.S.

In 2009, Ehretsmann had the opportunity to study with the well known Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum.

Ehretsmann works primarily in acrylic on paper, utilizing that medium’s versitility in allowing both thin watercolor-like transparency and thickly opaque passages. There is a description of his process, with preliminary images, on the site of his artists representative, Richard Solomon.

You will also find preliminary images, works in progress and personal projects on Ehretsmann’s blog.

Much of Ehretsmann’s work involves portraiture. Even those images that are not direct portraits convey a feeling that the artist has captured a portrait of his models in the course of creating the image.

I particularly enjoy his use of chiaroscuro and theatrical shadow effects. Even in his most simple and straightforward compositions, Ehretsmann conveys a feeling of drama and a sense of impending events about to unfold.

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  1. Comment by Rownd
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    Wow! Really like this guy. Love his loose oils he has on Solomon.

  2. Comment by Bill Carman
    Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    I love acrylics. True plastic art.

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