Turner’s Tough!

5 Mar

Friday today and my weekly faking session with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club. This week it’s “Storms at Sea” by Joseph Mallord William Turner. Duw it’s hard! A lot of Turner’s work is abstract and this is particularly so and I don’t really get abstract. I’m finding this one tough going. But I’m determined to do a good job because giving up means I won’t learn. I’ll probably be faffing around with it a lot more over the weekend.

 

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

Inspired by drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

5 Responses to “Turner’s Tough!”

  1. Leonie Andrews March 7, 2021 at 07:27 #

    I can certainly see the core of this work there so that’s a great start.

    It also put me in mind of that perennial comment “My child could paint that!” in which case you should reply “But, can you?”

    We were at the gallery the other day, looking at the latest big show on loan from the National Gallery, London. Per usual we were checking out the Turner they have on display, trying to understand how he captured the sun rising light so marvellously. It dawns (pardon the pun) on me that there is a tremendous amount of hard graft and painting technique gone into such a work to get a result that is so insubstantial yet glowing with light.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 17, 2021 at 13:55 #

      Oh goodness yes, layer and layer and layer of paint. Did you see the film with Timothy Spall? It shows a lot of Turner’s technique

      • Leonie Andrews March 17, 2021 at 22:43 #

        Yes! One of my favourites. What I enjoyed was that they put him in the scenes of where he painted rather than just showing the painting.

  2. Alli Farkas March 6, 2021 at 15:50 #

    There’s a lot of rhythm in that painting, which you have successfully captured. Now “all” you need to do is smooth it and blend it a bit. 🤣

    • Rosie Scribblah March 17, 2021 at 13:56 #

      Finally got there, but at this stage I was ready to give up and paint it all white 😀

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