I wanted to share with you a recent project that I did with my Year 1 students. After they had completed the project Picasso’s quote came to my mind, here are 5 and 6 year olds showing the adults how it should be done. I hope you will agree with me. Advertisements
“Now I have it!” these are the words reputed to have been said by Turner after three days contemplating a view that he was to use as subject matter of one of his painting. After eight weeks of studying his work am I any closer to grasping the measure of this man.?Standing in front of… Continue reading “Now I have it!”
Possibly the best phrase to describe Turner’s late paintings would be ‘dissolve like mist’. But this mistiness was partly to do with his developing cataracts and a tremor which is most likely to have been the onset of Parkinson’s. Whilst this physical conditions need to be understood when studying Turner’s late works they do not… Continue reading Turner -the final years
Water in all its forms was a source of endless fascination and interest for Turner. It was for him an almost mystical element that gave his work not just a visual impact but an emotional depth. From the rivers of the Rhine and the British Isles to the channel sea off Margate to tranquil smooth… Continue reading Turner and water
A slightly misleading heading for Turner never painted any picture of the Knight’s Templar church or the Inns of court but having seen a tiny fraction of his vast collection detailing every corner of London I would be willing to bet that at some stage he must have sketched inside the walled buildings and gardens… Continue reading Turner at The Temple
, This is the tittle of the course that I have just started with the Royal Drawing School. Although London did not feature prominently in Turner’s work it was his early London life that was to leave a deep impression and if we look carefully we can see its imprint on his paintings throughout his… Continue reading Turner in London
Normally my blog postings are to show my students work or to high-light a technique used in art or to discuss a painting but instead I thought I would show you what I have been up to. The Easter holidays may have been upon us but I have been busy working at my school to… Continue reading What did you do over the holidays?