William Turner inspires Year 9 watercolourists
These were paintings inspired by the seascape paintings of English romantic painter Joseph Malord William Turner. Turner is best known for his turbulent and sublime marine paintings, a few of which can be admired at the Tate Britain.
During the industrial revolution, not only were there scientific developments, but there were also artists such as Turner who developed many of the watercolouring techniques which are now used today. For this project, students were asked to trace one ship at the centre of their page and use at least four watercolouring techniques they had learnt whilst using expressive brushstrokes. They were encouraged to be original.
The beauty of this project is that students came up with so many very imaginative outcomes. There are many creatives at the Windsor Boys’ School!