Painting, Sketching & Enjoying Arts

A copy of Shipping on the Orwell by John Constable

John Constable RA (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) made an oil picture called Shipping on the Orwell. I saw it in a book and decided that it was a good idea to copy it. It looked easy. Sketchy. But copying a master is always a challenge. You can copy the picture but you can’t copy the spontaneity of a Master. At least I can’t.

This is an oil on canvas board painting where I used the background as a basis and sketched the picture on top of it. It was a good exercise.

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