Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Mountains near Dunkeld’ 1801
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Mountains near Dunkeld 1801

Drawn from Turner

Osman Ahmed, MA student, Camberwell College of Arts

Osman Ahmed is currently a student on the MA Drawing course at Camberwell College of Arts. 

I chose this work by Turner because it had depth, and at so many levels. It took me inside the landscape; it had so many details that fascinated me. I wanted to draw it as Turner would have done at the time. I was surprised by the fact that I was sitting in front of such an interesting drawing.I needed to get inside Turner’s skin to get the feeling, to use his idea of drawing hills, mountains and trees. It also awoke my own memories. I was in discussion with my self, asking how Turner would have started this drawing; I needed to find out where his first stroke of pencil mark was. The way Turner used his pencil marks, different thicknesses and shades, took me inside the drawing, as if I was moving my hand at the same time as Turner’s. I feel there is so much room to learn more from the way Turner drew his sketches.
Osman Ahmed After Turner Mountains near Dunkeld

Osman Ahmed
After Turner Mountains near Dunkeld c.1801

 Clive Brandon, Tate  

Clive Brandon is an artist who works in London and is also a member of staff at Tate. He studied at De Montfort University, Leicester (1993-96) and is currently studying an MA in Fine Art: Painting at Wimbledon. His work has been included in exhibitions at Transition Gallery, Three Colts Gallery and Fosterart in London and Galerie Hubert Baechler, Zurich. Forthcoming show include Preview Berlin Art Fair in September and a solo show at Galerie Hubert Baechler in 2007.

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Clive Brandon  After Turner Mountains near Dunkeld circa 1801

Clive Brandon
After Turner Mountains near Dunkeld c.1801