I got a book from the library yesterday which described some of Turner's working methods. Unfortunately, he didn't leave any information behind about his techniques, so most of what we read is here say and deduction. One interesting thing I learnt was that Turner painted most of his watercolours on smooth writing paper. I saw some of his work at the Turner Exhibition at the Tate and could make out the fact that the paper was like a very finely woven linen but I didn't realise it was writing paper.
With my newly acquired enthusiasm for my painting here is yesterdays picture. I want to do some more but I'm also trying to finish a piece of music that I'm writing for a competition and I have a deadline to meet. Which will win, music or painting? What a lovely dilemma to have.
|Tuckers Brook. Watercolour 7 x 5 inches.|