Oil paint on canvas • Romanticism • 181×264 mm • c.1810–11 • Tate
“The banks of the River Stour ‘made me a painter’”, Constable claimed. The bold handling of paint and unusual sweeping brushstrokes of this sketch shows Constable’s confidence in oil. Painted outside, he aimed to capture the natural effects of light and atmosphere.
English landscape painter
was born in East Bergholt, a village on the River Stour in Suffolk
The unusual sweeping brushstrokes that you mentioned make this painting look unlike what I think of as a Constable. This work is more like what I’d expect from the end of the 1800s rather than their beginning.
I agree with you and these paintings were the ones that made me appreciate his paintings more.
You can definitely feel the movement in this image. Wonderful. I am in awe of you painters!
I love it that they’ve become “my painters”! 😉 I’m enjoying doing these so much!
Yes, you can feel the movement!
Thank you darling nephophile! xoxo
Yes, they are yours 😉
Fellow nephophile (honestly, could they not come up with a better sounding word?)
Would be nicer if we could find something with Nimbus! 😉
Agreed! Gonna have to look into it… 😉
Meantime… hugs my ☁️-friend! ❤
Finally a tribute I’ve already seen, Marina. 🙂 I love his work, the landscapes and clouds are simply stunning. Thanks for sharing again, a fabulous way to begin my work week. Hugs to you, dear friend. 💗💞⛅️❤️
Ah, so happy to hear that, Lauren. It’s impossible to include all the artwork produced by an artist, so I like to create new posts on their birthdays with artwork not included in the main tribute. ❤️🌷❤️
I think what you do is wonderful, Marina, and you educate those who aren’t familiar with the artists you pay tributes to. I was happy that I had seen your original post. The others were before you and I met. 🙂 Have a great day, my friend. xoxoxo
Thank you so much, Lauren! You too have a wonderful week (with bonus visit!) Many hugs your way!!!
John Constable was a powerhouse, wasn’t he Marina? He was able to capture the essence of personality in his portraits and yet bring the landscape world to us with his paintbrush. Another brilliant tribute to an amazing artist. Thank you. Sending many hugs!
A powerhouse indeed!!! So happy we’re sharing those journeys, Rebecca!
Many more hugs your way!
I spent a memorable holiday by the Stour at Dedham vale not far from here – the place still bears reminiscences of Constable’s art – am off now to read your tribute
Oh…isn’t that wonderful…
I gave you a heads up in my post today – I think you will appreciate the coincidence!
Oh, very much! What a shot, Laura!
Thank you for the heads up!
Have a beautiful week ahead. xoxo
Now this is one of my all time favourite artists.. When I first got married I had a print of the Hay Wain bought me as a wedding gift lol…. 🙂 ❤ It remained upon my wall for many a year 🙂
Ah, what a beautiful wedding gift!
Believe it or not, Constable was a rather late discovery for me. I hadn’t seen many of his paintings…
Many hugs your way! ❤️🤗❤️🌷
I think its still in the loft somewhere hanging about LOL.. ❤ 🙂
A ha haaa…. I can hear it calling! 🤣👻
I really like his work.
Ah, happy to hear that, my friend! 👍
A fabulous artist. Thank you Marina, for this wonderful tribute. 😊🙋♂️
AH, glad you enjoyed, my dear Ashley …and welcome back! 🙏👍
Another artist new to me. Although landscape paintings aren’t my thing, thanks for the intro. Enjoy your weekend. Yamas!
Happy I introduced him to you, even if you’re not into landscapes ;-)! You too, Frank!!!