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Reflections on Wet Sand

My inlaws take an evening constitutional on the beach near their home in Nambucca Heads. With Turner’s painting ‘Reflections on Wet Sand’ in mind I went along hoping to capture the sunset and figures reflected on the beach.  I didn’t manage a masterpiece, … Continue reading

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Sunset on Wet Sand, by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

John Ruskin greatly admired Turner’s treatment of clouds and commented that “other great men coloured clouds beautifully, none but he ever drew them truly”. What do you think of Turner’s sketchy, almost impressionist painting of sunlight reflected on wet sand?

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Moonlight on Lake Lucerne, by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)

As with Turner’s ‘Lake Lucerne, Sunset’, the focus of this work is the reflection of light on the water. The ability to render a reflection leading the eye to glide over the water’s surface was much admired by John Ruskin.

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