Monday, July 13, 2015

Sketching like Mr. Turner

I went to the deYoung Museum show J.M.W. Turner-Painting Set Free with the SF Sketchers group. I made pencil sketches in the show of some of the watercolors and one oil.







Outside I added colors that I had noted on the sketches. Then came the challenge, we tried to paint the garden of the museum like Turner would have painted it. Not so easy!


After these attempts I went back through the show with a new appreciation of Turner's work and saw the same paintings quite differently! It was a great way to really "see" the show.

3 comments:

  1. Love this idea, and will try it myself tomorrow - thanks!

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  2. Love this idea, and will try it myself tomorrow - thanks!

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