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Watercolor Techniques for Beginners REMAKE part 2 of 4

Watercolor Techniques for Beginners REMAKE part 1 of 4






One of the things I like about Gustav Klimt is his versatility. He has paintings of beautiful women, beautiful houses and now these Beech Tree landscapes that give the feel of another world where wood nymphs and elves might live.

Birch in Forest


Beech Trees

Forest of Beech Trees

This continues my series on Gustav Klimt. Below find a selection of Houses and Churches that he created into Otherworldly abodes that exist in the fertile ground of Klimt’s imagination. Where I could find them, I also include the real world places Klimt used as models for these enchanting landscapes.

Viale Alberato

The Restaurant

Schloss Kammer at Attersee

Malcesine sul Garda

House at Unterach

Farmhouse at Kammer

Church in Unterach on Attersee

Church at Cassone sul Garda

Gustav Klimt:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter. Symbolists believed that art should represent absolute truths that could only be described indirectly. In regard to Art, Symbolism became known as a contemplative refuge from the world of strife. To produce these results, it used themes of mysticism and other worldliness.

“Portrait of Adele  Bloth-Bauer” 1907

Painted in Vienna and commissioned by Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a wealthy industrialist who had made his fortune in the sugar industry, this portrait took three years to complete. In 2006, Ronald Lauder purchased it for $135 million for the Neue Galerie in New York.

The Kiss” 1907-1908

(Klimt`s most famous work. Painted during his “golden period”. Currently on display at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere Museum,  housed in the Belvedere palace, in Vienna, Austria.)

“Musique” 1895

(Considered one of two studies Klimt submitted to secure a contract with Franz Matsch to decorate the Palais Dumba.)

Lady with a Fan” (Donna Con Ventaglio) 1918

(Known as the last painting of Gustav Klimt)

“Lady with a Hat and Feather Boa”

(Around 1899 (This portrait resulted from a long-lasting relationship of Klimt with  Emilie Flöge, a proprietress of Viennese fashion salon. Most of the names of the models and other women in his life have not survived, partly because Flöge burnt much of Klimt’s correspondence after his death from a stroke in 1918. Recent findings reveal the young woman in the portrait as Hilde Roth, a Bohemian redhead from Budapest.)

“Portrait of Emilie” Floge” 1902

(Emilie Floge, 1874-1952, Klimt’s lifelong companion, mistress and one of his principal heirs was born into the family of  a prosperous pipe manufacturer, Hermann Floge . Klimt’s first portrait of her dates to 1891 and would appear in many of his paintings as both subject and model. After Klimt’s death in 1918, Emilie inherited half of his belongings.)



Gustav Klimt:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Klimt

Symbolism:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolism_(arts)#The_Symbolist_Manifesto

Gustav Klimt:   http://vezur.com/art/catalogue/reproductions/gustav-klimt

Gustav Klimt. Portrait of Emilie Flöge:   http://www.abcgallery.com/K/klimt/klimt89.html

Franz Jozef Kline, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on May 23, 1910 is an American painter whose usual style falls into within the Abstract Expressionist, a movement that centered around New York in the 1940s and 1950s. He was labeled an “action painter” due to his spontaneous and intense style that focused on the actual brush strokes against canvas. Many of his “spontaneous” sketches were practiced on telephone book pages before they were rendered on actual canvas.

His best known abstract expressionist paintings are in black and white, though he re-introduced color in 1955, and used it more consistently after 1959. His paintings are deceptively subtle though on closer inspection have a dynamic, spontaneous and dramatic impact. Most of his paintings are taken from studies of bridges, tunnels, buildings, engines, railroads and other architectural and industrial icons.


Cardinal 1950

Chief 1950

Painting Number 7 1952

Untitled 1952

New York, N. Y. 1953

Suspended 1953

Painting Number Two 1953

Orange Outline 1955

Untitled 1957

C and O 1958

Heaume 1958

Black Reflections 1959

Untitled 1959

60 Blueberry Eyes 1959

Harlemen 1960

Le Gros 1961

Scudera 1961

Untitled 1961


Paul Webb Art Blog     http://poulwebb.blogspot.com/2011/05/franz-kline-abstract-expresssionist.html

Franz Kline     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kline

Franz Kline Images http://www.google.com/search?q=franz+kline+paintings&hl=en&prmd=ivnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nqcHTsO_F8T30gGC19W0Cw&ved=0CFQQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=709

Ceiling of the San Brizio Chapel,

Ceiling at the San Brizio Chapel

File:Fra Angelico 046.jpgThe Virgin of the Annunciation

The artist in residence this week is Fra Giovanni Angelico, 1400 to 1455.

His real name was Guido di Pietro and was an early Italian Renaissance painter.

He was first trained as an illuminator, one who adds gold or silver decoration to illuminated manuscripts. Christ in Majesty from theAberdeen Bestiary

At the  Dominican friary of Cortona, he painted frescoes in the Dominican Church, destroyed by fire and at the convent of Fiesole.File:Fra Angelico 037.jpg

The Vatican, 1445–1455

The Crucified Christ

In 1445 he painted frescoes of the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament at St Peter‘s in Rome in the Vatican. From 1447 to 1449 he  designed, with the help of assistants,  frescoes for the Niccoline Chapel, martyred deacons of the Early Christian Church, St. Stephen and St. Lawrence using gold leaf decoration.The Crucified Christ

Art Project

Painting with Silver Leaf


construction paper, dark sheet

pencil or chalk for sketching


white glue

tempera paints and brushes


1. Choose a dark color of construction paper

2. Sketch a large design o the paper with the pencil. Draw the face of an angel or a fish, a crown with jewels,a robot for outer space or an abstract design of foil and color

3. Cut pieces of aluminum foil to fit some of the areas in the drawing and glue them down.

4. Paint around the shiny foil pieces with tempura paint. Outline the foil.


Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia/Fra Angelico http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Angelico

Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia/Illuminated Manuscript  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminated_manuscripts

Bright Ideas for Learning http://www.brightring.com/artists.html

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