since i have mentioned him as one artist whose technique i would like to learn, it is only fair that i add him to my gallery of favorite artists: Turner
Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivaling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as “the painter of light” and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. –
so let’s have a look at his work:
Fishermen at Sea exhibited in 1796 was the first oil painting exhibited by Turner at the Royal Academy.
i love this one because of the uniform color scheme broken only by light sprinkled throughout the painting.
in contrast the next one is resplendent with colors and hues and details – and the title is ingenious:
The Fighting Temeraire tugged
to her last Berth to be broken up, 1838 – oil on canvas, National Gallery, London.
San Giorgio Maggiore at Dawn
Watercolour, 224 x 287 mm
Tate Gallery, London
look at that – it is almost monochrome with a dash of pinkish yellow…genius.