Welsh Art - landscapes Clwyd Fine Art Trust and Joint Area Museum Education Services (JAMES) landscapes Contents Drawing Discussion Printmaking More Pictures Exit Images courtesy of Clwyd Fine Art Trust and Joint Area Museum Education Service
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Landscape is one of the main images found in art over the centuries and we are going to look at examples of landscapes by some of Wales’ most famous artists.
Here we see a landscape by Sir Kyffin Williams.
By placing a road in the forefront to draw us in to the image, he has created a perspective effect.
His subtle use of ink and wash has produced density of tone and texture, which creates effective shadowing and distance.
Sir Kyffin Williams Rhwng Dwy Afon Cyffylliog / Hendre
This painting of Penrhyn Quarry by Peter Prendergast clearly shows how an effective choice of corresponding colours can reproduce the atmosphere of a place.
By reflecting the light colour of the sky beside dark blue, purple and black the artist has shown the huge scale and solidity of the rock.
The image evokes feelings of awe and dominance, which truthfully depict the experience of being in the Welsh mountains.
Peter Prendergast Penrhyn Quarry
Here we see another image of a quarryscape, this time by Graham Meredith, which shows a completely different style.
The composition of both paintings is quite similar, but Graham Meredith is much more subtle with his paint, which created a lightness and beauty, words not usually associated with quarries.
Graham Meredith Quarryscape, Minera,1978
This landscape picture by Elis Gwyn is full of Autumn colours, and the dark sky suggests that a storm is on its way.
The artist has chosen to show the texture of the hedges and surface of the land, by scratching into the surface of the paint that shows depth.
Elis Gwyn Tua’r Gorllewin
Elis Gwyn’s combination of colour and texture creates an image that is not only interesting, but also very effective.
Look at the landscapes by Sir Kyffin Williams and Peter Prendergast. Talk about the pictures using words to describe the:
Lines and marks e.g. thick, thin, fast,soft etc.
Image e.g. effective, dominating, detailed, cold, funny etc.
Sketch book or paper and drawing boards, charcoal, pencils (2B or softer), white oil pastels
Charcoal is a very fragile material, press too hard and it will shatter. It is made out of burnt wood and smudges very easily, a bit like chalk.
Use the new skills you have learnt to reproduce some of the marks found in Sir Kyffin Williams’ and Peter Prendergast’s work.
Back in the classroom use white oil pastel to add lighter areas to your work.
A4 laminated sheets (or sheets of perspex), rollers, brushes, pencils, A4 drawing paper, printing ink, scrap paper, tissue paper and water pots.
Follow the instructions in
worksheet 2 and
to make your monoprints
Look at Sir Kyffin Williams’ and Peter Prendergast’s work again