Faced with severe weather and dramatic highland scenery, Charles Knight developed a more expansive, visionary style than his previous light, flat washes suitable for calm, bucolic English pastoral scenes. Brush, pen, pencil and tonal contrasts to capture fleeting atmospheric effects. The painting shows a view looking across to the island of Jura from the Scottish mainland in typical rough stormy weather.
Overlooking Jura by Charles Knight
|Material:||watercolour on paper|
|Measurements:||200 x 310 mm|
|Technique:||tonal washes, pen and ink lines, wax resist ?|
Topographical drawing, drawn on site from observation.
|Location:||The Aldrich Collection at the University of Brighton|
|Rights owner:||Charles Knight|
|Rights status:||UK HE use only|
|Institution:||University of Brighton|
|Notes:||Date: 1947 (however, according to Betty Miles, CK said that he visited Jura in the summer of 1948)|