Thursday, 26 May 2011

Channel Markers

Channel Markers - 27cm x 19cm - Acrylic
John Constable recommended that artists should sketch or paint the sky everyday. Here he goes into some detail about why:
"The sky is the ‘source of light’ in nature, and governs every thing. Even our common observations on the weather of every day, are suggested by them, but it does not occur to us. Their difficulty in painting both as to composition and execution is very great, because, with all their brilliancy and consequence, they ought not to come forward, or be hardly thought about in a picture…"
(John Constable from a letter to Rev. John Fisher, 23 October, 1821)

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