|Kirkgate, Ripon by JMW Turner|
Although I have painted many of buildings and landscapes Turner painted and, no doubt will again, I am looking forward to exploring those I have not, and maybe getting to know the man a little better through his work and the places he visited.
I've started the project close to home with a painting of a distant Ripon Cathedral from the south west. Turner by contrast chose to draw from the north east, a view which still lovely, has the river Ure in the foreground and to some extent echoes the watercolour he eventually produced of nearby Hackfall Woods. I also made a watercolour of Kirkgate and cathedral but this has been 'archived' which like purgatory is a kind of waiting room, though in this case the final destination often turns out to be the bin!