Friday, February 23, 2018

Member Login Join Free Today

Latest Articles From Cambridge Art Academy | View Article Archive | Back



Why you should follow Turner's example and distort the scene you paint - a view of Florence

In this article Noel compares a watercolour painting of Florence by Turner with a one of his own done twenty years ago, and an up to date photograph from the same viewpoint.
Posted: Thursday 29th December 2011

Member Content: You Are Viewing A Preview Of This Content. Register Now For Full Free Access

turner florenceTurner painted a beautiful watercolour overlooking  Florence with the River Arno in the foreground in 1848. It's easy to make a comparison with the view today because it is safe to say the river follows the same course as it did 200 years ago. Also notable architectural features - such as the Duomo - make a positive
location for his painting an easy exercise.

When I visited Florence in 1992, I headed for the same place with the express aim of painting the view from  the same position where Turner must have stood. I used watercolour too, and this is how my painting turned out: ....

more of this content available online now!

To read the full item and access all our valuable FREE content, please Sign Up As A Free Member. Its quick, easy and it really is all FREE. No credit card or payment needed!
Already a Member? Login As A Member and get instant access to this content now.




Other Articles From Cambridge Art Academy

What you need to draw and paint birds

How to make the best of a day out painting and sketching by the river

How to paint a snow scene Christmas card in watercolour

Painting commissions - the pain and the pleasure

How to analyse an outdoor scene and choose a good angle to paint from

Painting outdoors in changing weather conditions

Nine ways to overcome artist's block

Advice on running an Open Studio

How to make mega-economical boards for oils, acrylics and pastels

Noel's personal journey of discovering the world of painting