I visited this exhibition in January at Turner Contemporary, Margate. The exhibition explored Turner’s use of colour, his experimental techniques, his engagement with colour theory and use of new paint pigments. I was hoping to see his watercolours and sketchbooks and was not disappointed. I wrote about two of the pictures in my sketchbook.
One of the things that came out of this exhibition for me was how the simple nature of the marks in his sketches would still make the image recognisable and how he could capture the atmosphere of the place by his use of colour. These are both aspects I need to incorporate in my own sketches in order to remove that feeling that I need to produce a perfect image of the visual appearance.