Plein Air at IKEA Warrington
This amazing product Turner Bistre Oil is the creation of Marc A Turner and Turner Artist Colours and is available on the open market as the only Bistre Oil Paint.
Bistre has been used since the first century AD but became very popular in the 16th and 17th century, it is manufactured from the soot of Birch and or Beech wood after going through a thorough process of eliminating any contaminants and foreign matter it is finally ground and mixed with the finest refined linseed oil.
Traditionaly it was used in a ink for to create paintings that have value to them, and like a painting made in Black known as a Grisaille, the Brown painting is known as a Brunaille.
In 2016 I was lucky enough to sell my postcard size painting in New York, this year I painted
Shakespeare the modern man
David Sandum, the founder of the Twitter Art Exhibition has given artist a way of getting on the platform without worrying about being judged and supporting charity’s at the same time.
The curator for TAE17, Cat Salter-Smith and her team did an amazing job and worked extremely hard for many months to create an amazing exhibition in the Stratford Art House
Shakespeare the modern man
The painting was created by using traditional methods using hand made gesso with marble dust, Turner Bistre Oil and then glazed to create a mini master painting
Now with WarringtonClasses.com
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Turners Painting School is located in the wonderful grounds of Walton Hall and Gardens in Warrington Cheshire, we have the wonderful gardens complete with woodland, a carp pond and also a small zoo, the hall is a magnificent building, there is so much to paint right at the heart of our school.
Turner’s Painting School is a well designed painting school equipped with almost everything one could ever wish for in a painting school and studio, this is the perfect place to learn how to paint the correct way. We believe that learning how to use oil paints and painting mediums is fundamental to improving your painting creations and here at Turner’s Painting school you will be learning the skills required in a purpose designed painting school with the guidance of our founder Marc A Turner.
and look for a course that suits you, are you a complete beginner or someone just wanting to improve your skills in oil paints,or have you ever wanted to paint like one of the master painters, JMW Turner, Edward Seago, Monet, Vincent Van Gogh or one of many more master painters, Marc A Turner has a vast knowledge in the methods and techniques of many of the master painters and he loves nothing more that sharing his knowledge with like minded people or anyone wishing to learn how to paint using the skills passed on throughout the centuries.
Purchase a course
Courses are available through the website where you can also buy gift vouchers, you can also purchase from the school and you can get any value from £5 upwards, an ideal present for a friend or loved one.
A note from Marc A Turner
Learning to Paint correctly is a life long learning process and we can all continue to learn from continued practice along with the continued learning from people who have the knowledge and are happy to pass on that knowledge, here at Turner’s Painting School we pride ourselves on passing on that knowledge to our students.
2017 is the year of Painting: Marc A Turner.
Francois Danby 16th November 1793 to 9th February 1861
Francois Danby was born on 16th November 1793, Wexford Ireland, he was quite a prolific landscape painter who passed away in Exmouth on 9th February 1861.
Painting Demonstrations by Marc A Turner
The painting demonstrations by Marc A Turner will take place at the Walton Hall Gardens Country Fair, on Sunday 11th September, the first demonstration will take place at 11.15, the second demonstration will be at 13.45hrs, the painting Demonstrations by Marc A Turner are FREE as is the entry to the country fair.
How to find us
The painting demonstrations will be taking place in the Courtyard Art Gallery, just across from the Courtyard café, they will last for about 1 hour for the main body of work and then a further hour to refine the painting, but if you don’t have much time on your hands, still come along and take a look, you will still get to see quite a lot within a few minutes and it might inspire you to have a go.
The address is as follows:
Walton Hall and Gardens,
Walton Lea Road,
Cheshire, WA4 6SN
What are the paintings of:
The first painting demonstration will be of the landscape of the Walton Hall Gardens and the second demonstration will be a still life, both works will be carried out using the Turner Artist Oil Colours, an explanation of the process will be given during the painting demonstration.
Some recent work : A couple recent paintings carried out by marc.
Turner Bistre Oil Painting of Glass of Water and Coffee Pot
The Turner Bistre Oil Painting glass of water and coffee pot is a painting after the amazing painter Chardin.
Using Turner Bistre Oil Colour
To carry out a task like the Turner Bistre Oil Painting of Glass of Water and Coffee Pot, start using Turner Bistre Oil Colour as in this example of the painting after Chardin in 1760, all one needs it the Turner Bistre Oil paint, a tiny amount of White and a Spot of Black, the importance of creating a painting is that you must understand the values in the painting and the object more that anything ells, some people like to squint their eyes when looking at the subject that is to be painted, this is common practice, however there are many different ways of doing this from using a glass filter at in our modern day of apps one can use an app like Value Viewer or AccuView. I personally try to just look at the object and see the values as they are, this way I train my eye to recognise value at a glance in almost anything, just take a look at the Turner Bistre Oil painting of Glass of water and coffee pot
If you are new to the subject or just starting to realise the importance of value in a painting or even a small sketch, then start by looking at the clouds and try to figure out how different they are in light and dark, then put on some sunglasses and take a further look and you will start to notice the difference, continue to practice and once you start to get the feel for it, start to look at a landscape in exactly the same manner, be sure to try to see the different values without the sunglasses and then try the sunglasses, take a look at the still life of the Turner Bistre Oil painting Glass of Water and Coffee pot.
What is Bistre
Bistre has been used as far back as the 14th century as an ink, but was 1st written in English the 17th century, known artist to have used Bistre ink are many including, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Gainsborough and many more.
What is New about Bistre
Marc A Turner has created the all new Turner bistre Oil Colour, this modern day creation of a traditional artist product is a move forwards in traditional painting that includes a modern approach to the traditions of the old master Painters, Turner bistre Oil gives you the opportunity to create modern works using old techniques.
Bistre Oil Paintings
Turner Bistre Oil Painting Glass of water and coffee pot, and the above Bistre paintings, from left to right, A Young Child by marc A Turner, Jan by Marc A Turner, Bistre Portrait by Louis Smith of the Realist Academy Manchester
Where Can I buy The Turner Bistre Oil Colour
You can purchase the Turner Bistre Oil Colour from this link
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Marc A Turner Art Exhibition Over Land and Sea
The inspiration for the name of this Marc A Turner Art Exhibition Over Land and Sea currently being shown at the Castle Park Art Centre was due to a trip to Bruges to collect a 1999 T-reg Audi Quarto, the journey began with a walk to the train station to take a train to Manchester Airport England, a quick flight to Brussels and a hire car to Bruges, we had a wonderful overnight stay in the Martins Hotel and then collect the car and take a wonderful drive to Calais where we caught the ferry to Dover, the final drive back to Warrington with many thoughts rushing through my head, hence “Over Land and Sea”.
This portfolio of the Marc a Turner Art Exhibition Over Land and Sea at Castle Park Arts Centre walks you through the exhibition to give you a glance at some of the work on show, please enjoy the attached photos with a short explanation of the work.
Over Land and Sea
This painting Over Land and Sea is the painting that was my vision partly during the journey from Bruges, it is a vision of many of the scenes that I have been lucky enough to view whilst traveling, the image is a display over land and sea with the beautiful shine of the sun glowing through the light clouds and reflecting on the land and sea.
At Sea is part of the Exhibition and one of my favourite ways to paint, I have always been inspired by painters like JMW Turner and Charles Brooking, this is a method of painting that takes quite a long time to achieve a result, but is one of the most satisfying ways to paint.
Places I’ve lived
These paintings are of Places I’ve Lived, that have inspired me to paint, as you can see they are of different parts of the world that I have been lucky enough to have lived, there is a saying that being well traveled is like being well read, I have a major problem reading and writing but I have the eye of a well travelled artist and I believe I portray just that.
After the Masters
This selection of paintings are After JWM Turner, they are part of my After the Masters series of paintings and relate to the Over Land and Sea in many ways, JWM Turner travelled and painter Over Land and Sea and I have spent many years making copies of his work in order to learn from one of the Greatest Painters the world has ever known. I often teach other painters how to use the same techniques as the Great Master Painters like JWM Turner.
After Van Gogh
This painting after Vincent Van Gogh of Landscape with Green Corn was carried out on one of my workshops of painting like the Masters which was a great success and the standard achieved by everyone was very pleasing.
Painting in the Garden
Painting in the Garden was carried out En Plein Air in Grappenhall Hays Walled Gardens during a one day course to support the Gardens, this event may take place Annually.
Landscape in the colour spectrum
Landscape in the colour spectrum is a simple way for me to practice looking at the effect of different lite and colour combinations and to practice tonal value at the same time, this gives me the confidence to realise what colour would be best suited in a given situation to create the best atmosphere for the painting.
There are 4 small paintings that have a lot to do with over land and sea, I was lucky enough to see the space shuttle flying over my home one night and I thought how amazing it would be if one could be up there and looking down, it played on my mind and I then saw a photo that someone had made with a shadow behind it, I went to my studio and painted four paintings each with a different meaning and here are tree of them.
The Painting Medium in Turner Artist Oil Colours
The only mediums used to create all of the work was the Turner Artist Oil Colours, and the supports are a variation of panel and canvas all of varying sizes, details of the Turner colours can be found at: www.turnerartistcolours.com Turner artist oil paints are manufactured in a traditional way and are of the finest quality Refined linseed oil and pure quality pigments.
This page will continue to be updated as more of the artwork is uploaded so please re visit.
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Tatton Park Lilly pond Landscape in oils
Tatton Park Lilly pond was painted by Marc A Turner in oils on canvas, the inspiration came from a visit to Tatton Park to carry out Plein air sketching with the Warrington art group, initially the sketch was done as a notan in graphite with a supporting photo and some notes of the direction of the sun and where I wanted to have the focal paint, the weather which was extremely bright on this day made all the trees and the water shimmer, it was quite amazing.
Tatton Park Gardens
The painting was made using a canvas support with 4 coats of gesso, then an imprimatura followed by a light sketch, the painting beginning was done using the Turner artist oil colours using cool and warm blues, greens and yellows with the addition of the New Turner Bistre Oil to manage the Values within the painting, the most important aspect of carrying out a painting like this is to get your values correct straight from the beginning.
Tatton Art Exhibition
The painting of Tatton Park Lilly Pond is to be displayed in the Tatton Art Exhibition, (Warrington Art Group Annual Event), from Sunday 20th August until Saturday 3rd September and all the paintings will be on sale unless stated otherwise. The exhibition is being held in the Rotherne Room, the 1st building on your left as you entre the courtyard from the carpark, we are up stairs and it will be well worth the clime up the few steps to see. The exhibition is also certain to inspire you to take a walk around the beautiful Tatton Gardens to get some inspiration or just feel the tranquility of an amazing place.
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