Artist Birthday 18th June 1716, Joseph M Vien French Painter

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Artist Birthday 18th June 1716, Joseph M Vien

Joseph Marie Viem was born in Montpellier France on 18th June 1716

He was a court painter and started his career at a very young age, he worked in Rome for some time and constantly copied the great master painters where he gained inspiration.

He was the last holder of the position of the 1st painter to the King and a title that gave him many privileges.

He struggled through the French Revolution but continued to work into his eighties and was credited by Napoleon Bonaparte for being such a brilliant painter.

Joseph died in Paris on the 27th March 1809.

Joseph M Vien   Joseph M Vien art

Turner Artist oil colours

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Turner Artist Oil Colours                           Turner scrole

Artist Quality Oils at affordable prices

We are dedicated to producing the finest quality paints at affordable prices.

The Turner Artist Oil Colours are manufactured in the UK for Marc A Turner Arts using the Finest Refined Linseed Oil and genuine quality Pigments, we only sell artist quality as we believe that everyone should be able to use the best quality paints at a affordable price.

We are currently developing a new shop front with some amazing Bargains so keep returning to get the offers.

Monet set    The Turner Selection      MAT BS1   Turner   MAT EC

Here we have the Monet range, the Turner selection, brushes, The Susan Holland selection and Turner Earth colours.

Coming Shortly

We are proud to have created the 1st ever Bistre Oil Paint

It will be on the Market from the 28th June to commemorate the 439th Birthday of Peter Paul Rubens

Turner Bistre Oil

Bistre was originally manufactured by adding the soot from logs of Birch and or Beech wood, boiled in distilled water, this was used as an ink for drawing or used as an under painting, we have all seen Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings. Now it is possible to create amazing artwork to replicate the masters by using the New Turner Bistre oil paint.

Golden Gates Angel Warrington

Golden Gates Angel by Marc A Turner

The Golden Gates Angel was painted using the New Turner Bistre oil paint, the Transparent paint can be used as an imprimatur to create that amazing glow so noticeable in J W M Turners work.

Thank you for taking the time to view this article, we are sure you are going to love the paint.

Artist Birthday 17th June 1691, Pannini, Italian Painter

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Artist Birthday 17th June, Pannini

Giovanni Paolo Pannini was born in Piacwnza in Italy on 17th June 1691

He carried out his training in Piacwnza and then moved to Rome to work, he is credited for painting the antiquity of Rome and was known as a Vedutisti or a View Painter.

Pannini died in Rome on 21st October 1765.

Giovanni Paolo Pannini   Giovanni Paolo Pannini art

Giovanni Paolo Pannini also painted Portraits and he painted a portrait of Pope Benedict XIV

Marc A Turner, The Gateway, oil on canvas

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Marc A Turner, The Gateway, oil on Canvas

I was painting at the Warrington Gateway exhibition today and it was thundering and lightening so I painted this picture and called it Marc A Turner, The Gateway, oil on canvas, look extremely closely and you may notice something within the painting that comes to life.

Thank you for looking and thank you to the Staff for putting up with me.

The Gateway oil on canvas

This large painting was done on a canvas support using the Turner Artist oil colours and the new Turner Bistre Oil came in really handy due to its Transparency. I started off with a good ground of Gesso and a nice bright imprimatura before sketching out and painting, once that was done I started the sky using both a cool and a warm blue, with the addition of white where required, moving on to the background and in particular the horizon I used a cool purple then building up as I moved on to the foreground with viridian and some greens I mixed  for the purpose.

As you can see by the water it is mainly a grey green with the addition of a muddy white with some boats added and a few posts, the post help to give the painting depth and make you follow your eye along the estuary towards the focal point, You will notice that the focal point is in the middle of the painting and this was done purposely as I felt it made the overall appearance much more dynamic.

The Gate Way oil on canvas took about 5 hours although I had already prepped the canvas support.

When the painting has completely dried out in a couple of months, I will give it a couple of coats of varnish to finish it off.

The painting will be exhibited at the Castle Park Art Centre and the Chester Art Centre.

I am exceptionally pleased with it, thank you for viewing and any comments would be appreciated.

Marc A Turner

Artist Birthday 16th June 1792, John Linnell, English Painter

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Artist Birthday 16th June 1792, John Linnell

John Linnell was born in London England on 16th June 1792

He was selling sketches at the age of 10 years old, he became a great painter and rival to John Constable, he could paint landscapes and portraits to the highest standard and often copied the great masters and made engravings of the likes of Michelangelo’s work on the Sistine Chapel.

John Linnell moved to Redhill England where he died on 20th January 1882.

John Linnell   John Linnell art

Warrington Art Group Gateway exhibition 13th June until 18th July

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Warrington Art Group Gateway Exhibition

The Warrington Art Group have their 1st Gateway exhibition at the Gateway Community Resource Centre in Warrington Cheshire, we have over 60 works of art in a range of mediums from watercolour through to Oil painting and in many genres from landscape through to abstract art.

The Warrington Art Group Gateway exhibition is free to view and well worth it, come along and see the wonderful art created in Warrington.

You can visit the exhibition from 13th June until the 18th July from 9am until 4.30 pm.

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Many more photos will be added over the next few days so keep returning to the site.

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DH1  CG1

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LG2  LH1



Artist Birthday 15th June 1594, Nicolas Poussin, French Painter.

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Artist Birthday 15th June 1594, Nicolas Poussin

Nicolas Poussin was born in Les Andolys France on 15th June 1594

He was a lleading painter of the classical Baroque painting and he preferred line over colout.

Nicolas attempted to move to Rome on a number of occasions and due to ill health he would struggle to get there, eventually he made it to Rome.

Nicolas Poussin died in Rome on 19th November 1665.

Nicolas Poussin   Nicolas Poussin art

Artist Birthday 14th June 1821, Jozef Lies, Flemish Painter.

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Artist Birthday 14th June 1821, Jozef Lies

Jozef Lies, (Jozef Henri Hubert Lies) was born in Antwerp Belgium on 14th June 1821

From a poor family he worked hard to become one of the best Belgian Romantic painters of his time, jurying his military career he spent most of his time teaching the officers children how to paint.

He also was a great Draftsman and engrave.

Jozef suffered from TB and spent some time in Italy so he could recover, shortly after moving back to Antwerp he died of his illness on 3rd January 1865.

Jozef Lies    Jozef Lies art

Artist Birthday 13th June 1539, Jost Amman, Swiss Artist.

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Artist Birthday 13th June 1539, Jost Amman.

Jost Amman was born in Zurich Switzerland on 13th June 1539.

He was a prolific drawer and woodcutter, and he moved to Germany where he became a German citizen, he was probably one of the last professional illustrators for books using wood cutters.

Jost died on 17th March 1591 in Nuremburg Germany.

Jost Amman   Jost Amman art

Artist Birthday 12th June 1890, Egon Schiele, Austrian Artist.

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Artist Birthday 12th June 1890, Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was born in Tulln Austria on 12th June 1890.

Always sketching trains as a young man and had the trauma of his father destroying his sketch books, Egon was a strange and perverse child and grew into an artist who asked Gustave Klimt to support and tutor him, he was a major figurative painter of the 20th Century of raw sexuality.

Egon died of the Spanish flue on 31st October 1918 at the age of 28.

Egon Schiele   Egon Schiele art