But aren't most artists painters of light? That's what they are doing most of the time, especially impressionist, realists, fantasy artists - they paint the amount of value of color to create the emotion or story with tints and shades depicting the amount of light. That's what this lesson plan is about; identifying light and dark values in a work of art and describe how tints and shades are created.
JWM Turner was born in a poor neighborhood in ondon England in 1775. He became a great landscape artist because of his ability to show the changing sky and weather in his paintings. He was also able to capture the emotion of an event through value, tint and shade.
Joseph Mallord William Turner, the son of a barber and wigmaker, was born in London in 1775. As a child Turner made money by colouring engravings for his father's customers. At the age of 14 he entered the Royal Academy. He exhibited his first drawing, A View of the Archbishop's Palace in Lambeth in 1790. Two years later he providing illustrations for the Copperplate Magazine and the Pocket Magazine.
In 1792 Turner went on his first sketching tour. Most of his pictures during this period were cathedrals, abbeys, bridges and towns but in 1796 he became interested in painting pictures of the sea. He also began touring with his artist friend, Thomas Girton.