Plein Air Painting - Europe 2016 - London Part I
Saturday, July 2, 2016
I´m back from Europe, as usual I'm late with my posts here and as usual greatly inspired after an overdose of viewing great Art, I feel like painting 24 hours a day!
I´ll try to show here some highlights of these amazing days.
|Meeting Sargent - Tate Britain Gallery|
|Study for Madame Gatreaux|
J. S. Sargent
|Trees and Skies|
|Goring Mill and Church - JW. Turner|
There´s no preliminary drawing in this unfinished work,
the sky is sufficiently developed o show that the weather
is fine and the war clouds suggest afternoon...
Their function as studies allowed for greater freedom to experiment with format, medium and technique. Turner´s focus varies from the single motif to wider views of the landscape, encompassing foliage, mountains, rivers, skies and the sea which exerted a particular fascination for him later in his life.
|J. W. Turner|
Turner drew prolifically in sketchbooks of various shapes and sizes, some of which(about 300!) are now held at Tate. In 1801 he used this small sketchbook during hs tour in Scotland, which included an exploration on the Highlands. This sketchbook below is open at studies completed in guache, a more opaque medium than watercolor, giving solidity to the mountain form.
Sketching in watercolor - Hyde Park
To be continued in the next post with another Great Master: Constable!
Posted bySandra Nunes at 8:10 AM