Crawshaw Paints Constable Country

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9780004133041: Crawshaw Paints Constable Country

Linked to the Anglia television series, in which Crawshaw re-presents many of the painter's well-known scenes, this book aims to give a all round picture of Constable's life, times and work. Each chapter is linked to a specific aspect of his life and work.

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Popular painter and television presenter, Alwyn Crawshaw, takes us round Constable country in East Anglia, sketching and painting the landscape that Constable immortalized.

John Constable is Britain's most popular and well known painter. His landscapes embody the very essence of the English countryside and paintings such as the ' Haywain, Flatford Mill' and ' The Cornfield' have become national institutions. In this book, ' Crawshaw Paints Constable Country, ' and the accompanying Anglia/Channel 4 television series, Alwyn Crawshaw takes us round constable country in East Anglia, painting many of the scenes that Constable painted himself.

The book gives readers a fascinating insight into Constable's life, times and works. Famous paintings and less familiar drawings are featured, but what makes this book so special is that Alwyn Crawshaw, with his endearing enthusiasm, shares his life-long love of Constable's paintings with us.

Alwyn introduces us to the lovely, unspoilt villages in Constable country, many of which have changed remarkably little since Constable's day, and paints and sketches many of the well-known scenes using watercolour, oils and pencils. Each programme and chapter has a different theme, allowing Alwyn to focus on specific aspects of Constable's life and work:
• Sketching and Drawing
• Churches
• Mills and water
• Trees, meadows and skies
• Landscapes

The combination of Alwyn Crawshaw's popularity as an artist and television presenter, the natural beauty of Constable country, and the familiarity of some of the nations favourite paintings will ensure that this unique book appeals not only to practicing artists but also to all those who find pleasure in fine art.

About the Author:

Alwyn Crawshaw has written over 25 books on art instruction, all published by HarperCollins. He has a huge following among amateur painters and has made 8 successful TV series on Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, as well as many videos on painting. Amongst other acheivements, Alwyn founded the Society of Amateur Artists, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a past president of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association. He regularly contributes to Leisure Painter magazine.

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Crawshaw, Alwyn
Published by Collins (1996)
ISBN 10: 0004133048 ISBN 13: 9780004133041
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