sketch after Constable


A really good sketch Matthew taken from the original with a good understanding of the structure of the work. I am very interested in Constables life and work and a lot of his sketches were done on paper. He painted at least three finished versions of this scene. Well done.

I think you should add the water wheel then it would look great like his Matthew.

I like this very much Matthew although not familiar with the original. Love the areas where the under painting is showing through.

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Not very good oil sketch on paper, A3 size, primed with gesso and a thin wash of burnt sienna, copied from 'Dedham lock and mill' in the V&A, after watching the presentation by Norfolk painting School. Fun to do but more difficult than I anticipated!

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Matthew Sewell

Watercolourist since the 90's, and have just taken up oils a couple of years ago. I regularly paint en plein air with a local group called the Artful Dodgers, and aim to paint at least twice a week now I'm heading for retirement.

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