Friday, November 06, 2015

 Yesterday, a friend of mine took me to see the John Turner exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I've long been a fan of his work, especially his landscapes, so it was a rare treat. I was wonderful to see so many art students sketching the work of this 18th-century master.

In my landscapes, there are many Turner influences.

This painting, featured in Somerset Workshop (2013), was inspired by one of my favourites, a bold and dramatic sea scene, albeit in a rough way. The fish, of course, is all me...

This painting owes more to Turner's delicate and minimalist landscapes. It's a very recent one that, like Turner, I had left unfinished only to return to it to add more...

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


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