In case you missed or have forgotten them: some of the highlights of articles on paintings published here from Jan to June last year.
Paintings by Richard Wilson, John Sell Cotman, James Ward, Samuel Palmer, Hans Gude and others showing the landscapes of Wales.
Technically very challenging, most are painted in the studio, but some are quite unreal, and others suffer from the moon illusion.
Come leaf-peeping with painters from Samuel Palmer in the Weald of Kent, to Julian Alden Weir’s autumn rain.
Horizon, planes of foreground, middle distance and background, repoussoir and framing, rhythm, reflections and panoramas – examples of compositional techniques.
From 1826-1835, Samuel Palmer painted in solitude in a tumbledown cottage in rural Kent. His paintings from that period share a unique vision of an enchanted countryside.
From Tivoli, near Rome, in 1757, through the Alps with Wolf and Turner, to remote Albania as seen by Edward Lear, artist and poet.
Once Britain’s foremost natural history artist, when he realised his eyesight was failing he turned to painting landscapes on his travels.
Una and the Redcrosse Knight, Sir Guyon or of Temperance, and Britomartis or Chastity: plot summary, main characters, and selected paintings.
Sketches and watercolour paintings of the Pacific Coast of the Americas, from Vancouver Island to Tierra del Fuego.