Thursday, December 11, 2014

The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC - Part 3

I am using this lovely painting for Good Fences this week.


Wivenhoe Park, Essex
Oil on canvas, 1816
John Constable
British, 1776-1837







Thank you Theresa for hosting 
Good Fences


You can see my other posts from The National Gallery of Art by clicking on the links below.

Part 1
Part 2

31 comments:

Ginny said...

I have never heard of him, but it does look very realistic. This is what it looks like around here!

Linda said...

I love paintings like this!

Elephant's Child said...

Love your header - and Constable's work is always a joy. We had an exhibition of his work here - and it was his sky shots which won my heart - but I would happily have made room for any of his work.

Cloudia said...

you clever thing!


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Wonderful. Wivenhoe Park's still there - part of the University of Essex, I believe.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely paintings, Denise. And a cool way to show your fence photos..Enjoy your day!

Margaret Adamson said...

this is a beautiful Paining of Constable and very creative seeing a fence in the painting to use in this meme

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice fence, great painting.

diane b said...

I like Constable's work. This is a beauty

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Like that beautiful painting,
it's a beautiful scene :)
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, you are soooo clever to use a fence in a painting! I love the painting.

Marie Flutterby said...

Amazing oil painting absolutely beautiful and that frame is just gorgeous, excellent capture.

Happy Throwback Thursday

gigihawaii said...

Lots of nice paintings at the National Gallery. Wish I had paid it a visit when we visited Washington, DC.

Sandra said...

perfect for good fence Thursday and i love it

Linda Kay said...

This makes three of us who are using paintings in the blog for fences today. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya Breese said...

i love it!

Karen Schurr said...

Such a clever way to share Constable's talents. Oh, those skies....

Barbara Rogers said...

Your header duck could easily have been captured in the Constable pastoral painting...but she wasn't...I went back and checked!

TexWisGirl said...

a perfect bucolic scene! thanks, denise! :)

ladyfi said...

What a masterpiece!

Red said...

Using the picture of a fence is pretty sharp. It's also a very attractive fence.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful work!

Karen S. said...

So pretty!

Adam said...

cool painting

Debbie said...

now that's genius!!!

Pauline Woodcock said...

Love that painting. My grandparents had a copy of a Constable, darkened with age, which I always found very calming when I was a child. I just liked to sit and gaze at it - to my grandfather's amusement. How wonderful for you to see an original!!

Marie said...

I love this painting! How clever of you to use it for Good Fences!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So lovely and so British and so perfect!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Moo cows! Very nice.
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Kay said...

This photo just makes you smile to imagine the pastoral beauty.

Ida said...

Wonderful. So neat to see paintings like this with fences.