View Full Version : Oldies but Goodies - Emil Nolde Nov - Jan

11-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Greetings fellow artists. On this two week thread we'll study Emil Nolde. Paint in his style or study one of his works and share it with us. I know this is a busy time of year. I hope you can get a little something done to post for us.

Emil Nolde (1867 - 1956) was a German Expressionist painter and printmaker

Humm, I didn't know there were IMpressionists and EXpressionists. Here is a definition I found - Expressionism is a term that embraces an early 20th century style of art, music and literature that is charged with an emotional and spiritual vision of the world.

And here are some images. and a couple of links

Feriengast, 1911

Familie - woodcut

landscape watercolor




11-30-2009, 02:11 AM
Thanks Robin. I really LOVE Emil Nolde's watercolours!!!

The woodcut looks inspiring too.:thumbsup:

Here's a site with lots of images.


And one which focuses on watercolour



12-01-2009, 12:03 AM
thanks June

12-01-2009, 05:49 AM
Robin, I actually have a book on Nolde....I know, my number of books are ridiculous. Some belong to my son and I can imagine the big fight over them when he leaves again.....Anyway, I can see Nolde did a lot of printmaking. An artist after your own heart. Should be fun :)

12-02-2009, 12:02 AM
Thank you, Robin, for this thread. I was doing a seascape practice today from a book and saw a work of Nolde's (http://www.museen-sh.de/ml/digi_einzBild.php?pi=91_23214&digiID=200.6881224&s=2&page=1&action=vonsuche&r=12) that has the perfect color scheme for this piece.

Here's my draft based on a seascape book, and I put fixative on it and then I added color.

Derwent Tinted Charcoal


Loew Cornell soft pastel sticks


12-03-2009, 07:45 PM
nice sketch, Sandra - lots of possibilities to come up with a mess but you have done well establishing depth and convincing motion

12-04-2009, 10:28 AM
Beautiful video on Nolde landscapes


12-05-2009, 09:48 AM
I love that rich sunset effect, Sandra.:thumbsup:

I am off to view that Nolde video. I am becoming a utube addict too, Janet!!

I came across this one on Nolde


12-05-2009, 11:16 AM
I'm afraid YouTube has become my passion. The Nolde video "Visages" is very good. I wonder about doing Nolde in monotype. The book I have is on his prints and I can't see myself doing a wood cut, but I do like his bold lines.

Some of his paintings look like he painted a lot of color and then drew on top of them, though I'm sure it is more intricate than˙that. :heart:

12-06-2009, 10:36 AM
Nice seascape Sandra...love the color.

Here is my inspirations from Nolde print book.

Magic marker:


and a paper monoprint in acrylic....


12-07-2009, 08:25 AM
these are good 'Nolde' studies, Janet. I love the marker pen...it suits his 'primitive' style. The first (left hand side) monoprint is great for texture. I am looking forward to getting into print-making in January.

12-07-2009, 02:33 PM
What I admire most about Emil Nolde is his wonderful use of colour to convey emotion.

Lovely studies there, June and Sandra, nice pastel sketch, I like the colours.:thumbsup:

12-07-2009, 06:37 PM
these are bold and strong Janet. You've got the Nolde thang goin' on thar.

12-07-2009, 07:41 PM
Humm, I didn't know there were IMpressionists and EXpressionists.

And in between them came the post-impressionists, like Van Gogh and Gauguin. The past century has been one of lots and lots of isms! ;-)

12-08-2009, 12:32 PM

I messed around with watercolour on scraps of paper today --trying out the Nolde type of approach. I did 4 little ones. This one is called, 'A portrait of my dog'. He is always trying to get in the picture!!

6 by 7 ins, wc paper, watercolour paints.

12-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Very inspired by Nolde...all that gorgeous color and the sweet dog face. :heart:

12-11-2009, 06:20 PM
nice one June - I am running late with this I hope to get one done Sunday. Maybe It would be good to extend this another week? I know what I want to do but this week has been hectic.

12-12-2009, 05:47 AM
Extending this for another week will be great azul. Its hectic this time of year. We can extend all the projects to cover Christmas and New year!! For instance, I am so caught up in researching surrealism, I haven't had time to think of a painting for it...we could run this over january as well.

12-12-2009, 08:24 AM
Yes, lets extend everything. Gives us a chance to do the holidays and participate in the projects too. January is a great time to catch up. Such a boring month. :heart:

12-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Hi everyone, I have extended this to an unspecified January date. So you can catch up with Nolde when the holiday season slows down a bit for you!!:thumbsup:

12-13-2009, 08:06 PM
oh joy!!!!!

12-16-2009, 08:06 AM
Here's mine - This is my husband at work. - Egg tempera

12-19-2009, 06:00 AM
Robin, your painting of your husband is very colourful. The purple is great for the dark interior.

01-02-2010, 11:42 AM
Very Noldie husband Robin. Love the color and simplicity. You really do get a lot of art work done. :clap:

Here's another quickie, a Nolde landscape in magic marker.


01-02-2010, 01:38 PM
Magic markers really get to the heart of the lush Nolde-type colour. And it would be quicker than watercolour too! Just terrific for colour studies. Love the expressive wind-blown trees.

01-03-2010, 07:22 PM
Janet - I love what you do with markers. This blustery day is happy. I like the way the color seeps around.

01-04-2010, 07:29 AM
Thanks folks...I really liked Nolde's work and using the markers made it quick and bright.

They had an exhibition of his work a few years ago here in Boston and the work I liked best was the original wood blocks they displayed. Works of art in themselves...well, the actual work of art before printing. It inspired me to borrow a few of my sons lino blocks to display around the apartment. Really like them, reversed and all. :heart: