Students visit local art galleries and historic places in Torbay, both indoors and outside to learn more about art. They also created some of their own artwork whilst exploring sites…
Liz Jones studies an oil painting of a winter scene at Torre Abbey Mansion. ‘It was painted in 1904 by a man called Harrison Compton. I like the way that he did the sky, water and rocks. It must have taken him ages! I had a go at copying some of it.’
Liz also studied another painting from 1912 at The Abbey and sketches it. This one was by a Mr Hacker.
Liz’s interpretation of Hacker’s view of a busy London street with St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance.
Liz also likes a picture which was a study in oils of horses being ridden.
Another interpretation. ‘Such is Life’ by Weedon Grossmith who was a student of The Royal Academy, 1885.
Liz said, ‘The reason why I like Torre Abbey Gallery is because a lot of the pictures are very old and this makes them more interesting for me. Also galleries and museums are often nice and quiet. That makes them really peaceful places to be in.’
Detail of pearls on the girl’s dress that Liz noticed and liked.