Still Life with a white Mug under painting after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

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Still Life with a white mug under painting

This painting of Still life with a White Mug after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Bistre Under Painting

Still Life with a White Mug Under Painting

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin 

Known as the master of still life, he was born in Paris on 2nd November 1699

Painting an under painting

This copy of Still Life with a White Mug under painting was carried out using Turner Bistre Oil Paint many of the great master painters would carry out an under painting in Bistre and then put glazing coats over the top, the under painting must be completely dry before attempting  colour glazing to create the perfect painting.

Creating an under painting

When creating an under painting in the manner of the great masters, it is essential to make sure your support, be it canvas or panel is completely gessoed ready for painting, remember to cover the support with at least 4 coats of gesso with each coat spreading in alternative directions.

The process

Once the support is completely dry you can cover it with an imprimatura this is the first paint layer or the colour beginning and means to spread a thin layer of transparent paint over the whole support. next you can complete the sketch in graphite or paint and then work on the darkest dark’s and the lightest lights, gradually working through the mid tones, remember there are normally ten values in a painting and the more you use the more realistic the painting will look.

Turner Bistre Oil

Turner Bistre Oil paint is the only Bistre Oil Paint available in the world and can be obtained from a selected few suppliers, check out Turner Artist Colours where you can find a supplier or go to the Turners Painting School Bistre.

Good luck with your paintings and most importantly, “Enjoy”.

Plein Air painting at IKEA Warrington

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Plein Air Painting at IKEA Warrington

Had a fantastic day at IKEA Warrington En Plein Air

Painting in Turner Bistre Oil

Painting in Turner Bistre Oil is a wonderful experience with its translucent quality it is so easy to make it feel like a warm or cool colour as it mixes so well with other paints.

The Day

The afternoon was spent by meeting up in the cafe for a quick drink and then off we went to explore Ikea and the grounds

Turner Bistre Oil Paint by Turner Artist Oil Colours

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Turner Bistre Oil

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.

Turner Paints in Bistre Oil

Using Turner Bistre

The photo above shows Marc A Turner using the Turner Bistre Oil to recreate a master copy after Sir Luke Fildes Sweet Quiet Rest in the Warrington Museum in April 2017

What is Bistre

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.

Where can it be used

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.

Turner Bistre Oil Painting Glass of Water and Coffee Pot

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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.

glass of water and coffee pot

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

Seeing Value

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

Small child   Jan in Turner Bistre   Bistre Portrait

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

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Marc A Turner Art Exhibition Over Land and Sea

The inspiration

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”.

Portfolio

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

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

And Sea (2)

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

Places Iv lived (2)

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

After Turner (2)

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

Landscape with Green Corn

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

Plein air at GHWG (2)

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

Landskape in the colour spectrim (2)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.

The Quad

The Quad

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

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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 Lilly pond

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.

Thank you for viewing this blog.

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Turner Bistre Portrait painting, “Jan”

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Turner Bistre Portrait painting, “Jan”.

This Portrait of Jan using the Turner Bistre Oil pain was carried out in order to practice using the New Turner Bistre Oil paint, the results are pleasing and the only other colour used was white and only for the collar.

Jan in Turner Bistre

The original Bistre was manufactured by boiling the soot from Birch and or Beach wood in Distilled or rain water and filtering it off to get rid of any contaminants.

Availability. Now for the first time ever, Marc A Turner and Turner Artist Colours have recreated the original Bistre ink into an Oil paint that is now available through the internet, we have put it on the market at a subsidised price to allow every one to be able to afford it and try it out.

Use it for sketching. Ideal for sketching using an almost dry bristle brush, use it for plein air painting on its own or in conjunction with Black and White paint,

The joy of Bistre. Apart from the joy of knowing that the great master painters used bistre throughout the ages, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Peter Paul Rubens, and now for the first time ever you can use it in an oil paint.

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Bistre Experiment using Turner Bistre Oil Paint

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Bistre Experiment using Turner Bistre Oil Paint

This experiment using the Turner Bistre Oil Paint was carried out to push the boundaries of the oil paint and to find out what can be created by firstly only using the Turner Bistre oil paint without adding any other colours as per the painting below.

Later looking at using the Bistre plus Black and White.

What is the painting of: You can decide for your self, is it a painting of space, a painting of a droplet of oil or a crater on the moon, let us know your thoughts on what you think.

Bistre Experiment

Turner Bistre Oil Painting of a Small Child.

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Turner Bistre Oil Painting of a Small Child.

The painting of a small chid painted by Marc A Turner using the Turner Bistre oil paint, the first ever Bistre oil paint available on the marked, the painting was made using only the Turner Bistre oil paint on a gesso covered canvas with an imprimatur covering the canvas before the painting was carried out, it was done in one sitting using only the Turner Bistre oil Paint, the canvas was covered in the Bistre and scrubbed of with a cloth to create a mid tone to the canvas, the rag was used for lifting out the highlighted areas before more paint was added in various thicknesses to create the painting.

What is Bistre: Read below:

 

Small child

 

What Is Bistre: Bistre: was probably used since the 14th century but was first wrote down in England in 1727, it was traditionally made using the soot from Birch and or Beach wood boiled in Distilled or rain water to eliminate any chemicals that me cause the support to rot and disintegrate, this was used as an ink.

Who used it: Many of the grate Master Painters used Bistre for sketching or as an underpainting, Michelangelo, Leonardo for all the many sketches we all know and love and the famous Peter Paul Rubens.

Who Created it: Marc A Turner has re-created Bistre into an Oil paint that in now available for purchase and the perfect accompaniment for the painters toolbox.

Who Manufactures Turner Bistre Oil Paint: Turner Bistre is a produce of Turner Artist Colours, an English company dedicated to to creating oil paints for artist worldwide.

Turner Artist oil colours

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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.

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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.