J. M. W. Turner’s Best and Worst?

The anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar—October 21, 1805—makes this week a great time to look more closely at two of Turner’s paintings I mentioned in last week’s post. Continue reading


More Notes on Turner

If you liked my Turner post two weeks ago, you might be interested in Winsor and Newton’s article on his palette, here.

For anyone who might be traveling to London this winter, you might also be interested to learn that the National Maritime Museum will launch a new exhibition, Turner and the Sea, on November 22.

I wrote last week’s post from the (somewhat) sunny Shuswap, where I spent a few days visiting relatives, kayaking, watching the sockeye salmon run in the Adams River, and reading up on the Battle of Trafalgar for next week.  Since I returned, just in time for the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I’ve had to sleep on the floor in my studio.  It’s a long story, Continue reading