I had last week as holiday from work, and other than getting a lot more modelling done, we had the opportunity to just chill out and do things. On Friday Anne and I went into London to spend the day going around galleries.
To Tate Britain first, and then on to the National Gallery. I was, as usual, completely entranced with the Turners, and not just because "Rain, Steam and Speed" includes a Green With Rivets train.
It's because Turner is such an inspiration on how an impression of substance, colour and movement can be created with just a few strokes of a brush. When it comes to scenic works on a model railway, I definitely want to try and be inspired to create the depth and emotion in the scenery that he does on canvas. Hmmm.... I wonder if I should try art classes before painting my backscene.