J.M.W Turner, Margate (?) from the sea, about 1835-40
11 years ago on a very cold winters morning I was poised with a dripping wet floor mop, recreating a painting by J.M.W Turner.
My audience were a group of five cleaners from the Museum I worked at.
The workshop wasn’t really going to plan.
I was trying to teach this group of absolute beginners how to paint like Turner in a morning.
At the end of the morning workshop their finished paintings would be displayed in an exhibition, open to the public.
Oh, the other artist who was exhibiting in the exhibition?
The main man himself, a collection of original Turner watercolours.
Now where did I put that mop?…