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Kemo
03-29-2015, 04:12 PM
This is my attempt to understand Turner's way to present atmosphere on canvas.
My goal was not to copy painting identical to the original, the primary objective is understanding Turner's techniques.
Please comment my work, where I managed to achieve the desired effect, and where did I go wrong.

Also I would like to know if there is other members who appreciate the work of William Turner.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2015/1969727-WP_20150329_16_48_44_Pro.jpg

IronPawn
03-30-2015, 09:58 AM
[QUOTE=Kemo]This is my attempt to understand Turner's way to present atmosphere on canvas.
My goal was not to copy painting identical to the original, the primary objective is understanding Turner's techniques.





Nice one Kemo... I agree with you on learning process and understanding of it, of course within the bounds of actual copy. Actually, when I started dissecting originals, that's where I had 'a ha!' moments that can be implemented in next painting... so, I guess, practice is a key. Have a good one!

Dana Design
04-02-2015, 11:42 AM
As I studied the Russian Masters, it was only after painting many of them that I came to a partial understanding of what went into their work and how they achieved their mastery.

On the above, the wave under the boat is very well done. Turner's work is an exquisite combination of lights and darks (to simplify) and is a worthy endeavor. Unless one can see this painting in real life, it would be difficult to get a "handle" on the actual colors as there are so many variations on the internet of this painting.

Kemo
04-02-2015, 03:01 PM
Thank you Dana,
This is my first reproduction ever, and I must say that took me a lot of nerves, time and my health :lol:
few times I was tempted to give up, but after all I must say that I am lot smarter after this painting.
I am not really satisfied with final product too much, the only thing with which I am completely satisfied is this boat behind a wave.

paynej49
11-14-2016, 04:21 PM
I once came upon a site that showed a paintbox of Turner's. It contained a couple of versions of Burnt Green Earth. I thought that I would investigate this paint but have come up with nothing. Does anyone know of a company that manufactures this paint? Or even what to use to produce a mixture? Thankyou.

artbob1944
12-25-2016, 07:28 PM
Turner is one of my favorites. Nice painting.

harryj
04-08-2017, 03:00 AM
The painting you copied is one of my favorites. I cannot imagine the mans imagination to capture something like this. I think yours is very well done and I don't think you went wrong anywhere. My attempt was basically a lot of glazing etc until I got something I liked. I've tried this painting in acrylic and oils and both times I loved doing it and learned a lot.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Apr-2017/2005711-IMG_1235-wetcanvas.jpg

Bloodfather
04-23-2017, 05:59 PM
Have you guys seen the movie? Love it!

Raffless
05-05-2017, 06:21 AM
Have you guys seen the movie? Love it!

If your talking of the recent Loach effort. Its the biggest load of codswallop. Full of historical mistakes. And Loaches depressive tone is insidious. Turner deserves so much better.

harryj
05-08-2017, 08:38 PM
I've not watched the movie. I think I'd rather have a book of hi resolution pictures :). The first time I seen Fishermen at Sea I knew I had to copy it to try and get the moody sky. I also loved Winslow Homers Fog Warning, that copy didn't work out as well for me but I still learned a lot from it.

lep0224
05-12-2017, 10:19 AM
I just stumbled upon a review of Rublev oil paints and they have 5 Green Earth pigments. Maybe one of these?

https://www.naturalpigments.com/oil-painting/paints.html

Humbaba
05-17-2017, 11:04 AM
Tom Keating was an admirer of Turner, if you have the time and patience, maybe you could take a look at this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDmiOmYnwKk

harryj
05-19-2017, 04:02 PM
Tom Keating was an admirer of Turner, if you have the time and patience, maybe you could take a look at this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDmiOmYnwKk

I've watched all of his videos and enjoyed every one, the speed he worked at is amazing.