This month’s birthday artist is Joseph Mallord William (J.M.W.) Turner.The competition for birthday artist of this month was intense with Da Vinci, Miro, de Kooning and Diebenkorn all sharing April birthdays. In this PainterLab we start off with a look at some of the wonderful Mondrian-inspired paintings sent in since last Lab. I answer some questions and demonstrate how you can start with the Artists / Impressionist brush variant and, by adjusting the Spacing, Angle and Well sliders, jitter settings and Expression menu, you can create a brush that works well for painting grass seen in the distant. Then we look at Turner’s work and how he was able to capture the essence of the forces, atmosphere and lighting of nature, working with an impressionistic approach and an unparalleled mastery of his media. We look at how he developed every part of his surfaces, creating a rich sense of depth. We look at the way,through his art, he documented and commented on the advent of the industrial revolution and the relationship between man and nature. I end with a short demo inspired by Turner.
Video length: 1 hour 16 minutes
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