Sunrise, 6 August – Extra Info
It is said the last words of the dying J M W Turner were, “the sun is God”.
While that is disputable, what is undisputable is that no one but no one painted more sunrises and sunsets than J M W Turner.
So what can a painter who studied and admired Turner long before he again became fashionable, go for?
How might a painter tackle this subject already painted countless times?
With his unusual visual systems, training and experience, including his eyesight, his choice of colours and the general appearance of his paintings, when he chooses to switch off his learned colour vision Gordon Frickers pictures, keenly observed, appear different, unusual and unrepeatable to most people making them recognisable and very desirable.