Early Years adventure: Morning in a Wood by Harry Watson
Our third early years adventure this week is inspired by an oil painting in Gallery Oldham’s collection called ‘Morning in a Wood’ by Harry Watson. It beautifully captures the experience of playing in a forest on a summer morning, with the sunlight peeking through the trees.
Watson was an English landscape painter and portrait artist born in 1871. He studied at Scarborough school of art before moving on to Lambeth school of art and later the Royal College of art. Watson practised En plein air painting, which is the technique of painting outdoors. This technique was a favourite of the impressionist movement and artists such as John Constable and J.M.W Turner.
Did you know that the gallery looks after hundreds of paintings including work by these two artists? Why not visit the Art UK website to see their artworks.
Can you create a picture just using mud? It’s the perfect activity after the rain has brought lots of muddy puddles! We would love to see your art work, please share with us your creations.