The watercolour above, by our 4-year-old, sent me straight off looking for William turner paintings. I knew it reminding me of something…
It has elements of Turner’s wild, typhonic “Slave ship“:
… of the motion of his Rain, steam and speed:
And the peace of his Norham Castle, Sunrise:
If you can find it, I highly recommend Mike Leigh’s biopic Mr Turner with Timothy Spall, a fantastic film.
Funny, isn’t it. You can spend a lifetime learning how to paint the absolute rawness of nature – at its most peaceful or its most wild – like William Turner, or start your lifetime painting things that have just the same wildness or peace when you are four: