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Map of Isle of Wight And Turner’s Carisbrook Castle

watercolour painting of a castle

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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J.M.W Turner Carisbrook Castle 1827

Map of Isle of Wight and Carisbrook Castle by J.M.W Turner

Map of Isle of Wight and Carisbrook Castle by J.M.W Turner

For todays painting I thought I would show the image of a painting and a Map. I was thinking that people who may read this blog in other countries might like to know where some of the places I mention are.

The Isle of Wigh for instance is a island off the Southern coast of England.

Turner painted this after his 1827 vistit to the island and it shows his use of light with the showing of sunshine on the castle walls also note the storm clouds

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2009 in Art Appreciation, Map

 

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A Scotish Landscape William Beattie (1831-1909)

Golden Highlands
We have not been to the highlands for a while so for todays painting I have chosen this rather splendid scene.
William Beattie was a lanscape painter, watercolourist as well as a picture restorer.
He exhibited from 1863 to 1899 with the Royal Academy and they were all Scotish views,

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2009 in Art Appreciation

 

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Kurt Jackson’s talks to Survival-Video


Catch up with this latest kurt jackson video, You can see some lovely shots of the way he paints also talking something very fundimental.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Wordie

Untitled
Words that i have been using most in this blog!

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2009 in Abstract, Uncategorized

 

Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

Palmer. A Dream in the Appenine c.1864 (watercolor and gouache on paper laid on wood) Tate Britain.jpg
A Dream In The Apennine (Tate Britain)
A excellent watercolour and gouache, as with a lot of Palmer’s work there is a senses of mystery and dreamlike feelings.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Macro Sketch Book!

Macro Sketch Book

Macro Sketch Book


These small Sketch books well that is what I am using them for, or to be more specific doodling on the Train are really great!
Here is another shot with a Cross pen

Macro Sketch book with Cross Pen

Macro Sketch book with Cross Pen

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Charles Thomas Burt (1823-1902)

Artprint of  Harvest Time, An English Summer
Thought i would show this as it is just a nice painting of countryside perhaps over romanticised but none the less a pleasant Painting.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

Portsmouth & The Arts!

Have a look at this link here if you are interested! This may only be of interest to people in Portsmouth and surrounding areas but I am sure the same sort of things go on elsewhere.
First Portsmouth always has these grand schemes, the last one being was that it wanted to be a Capital of Culture All well and good but it cannot get the showing of Paintings right or exhibition space as the third floor in the central Library shows. It has been neglected of late and there was a time when there were decent shows there but the curator left and her replacement seems to be keeping a low profile.

With regard to the Library I notice that as from February they are reducing opening Hours and closing at 5 every night!

The pyramids down at Southsea is under threat of closure now that could be a excellent cultural centre but it is not in the centre of Portsmouth so that idea is a none starter.

Going back to the centre of Portsmouth, remember the Art Gallery on the Guildhall space right at the entrance of The Guildhall square? Well that closed as well.

Now they want to move out of the present Library and Museum and go into a purpose built centre holding both Museum stuff and Library!
So they want to be a Capital of Culture?

I somehow do not think so.

Well hows that for a rant!

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2009 in Having a Rant

 

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London Sights!

Today a quick visit up to London. It seemed a bit quiter a bit more subdued but maybe that is just me and it being winter.

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

I always like the view from here !

seagull and london Eye!

seagull and london Eye!

A forelorn looking seagull!

Big Ben Through The Railings

Big Ben Through The Railings

Big Ben is 150 years old this year.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2009 in photos, Photos of London

 

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