Studio 365: Day 198

Day 198 i

Lessons from the Great Masters Day 11 – 17.7.15

Day 198 ii

Today’s chapter: John Constable: ‘natural’ sky paintings

Day 198 iii

How often have I marvelled at his great painting The Hay Wain on many trips to the National Gallery in London as a young boy. The scene was painted near Flatford Mill in Suffolk, which was owned by his father. I recently visited this hallowed spot which has changed little over the last two hundred years. All that were missing were the magnificent clouds of his painting.

The Hay Wain         Flatford Mill

Day 175 iii


  1. It is absolutely one of those wonderful moments when you feel as though you have stepped into a picture when you visit Flatford. A very different place but evokes the same feeling is that moment when you turn into the Grand Canal in Venice for the first time … which I know you know because you have captured it brilliantly yourself. Bon week-end!

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