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John Constable & British Landscape Painting

A personal journey to the places where Constable painted

‘The Hay Wain’ (1821) by John Constable. The National Gallery, London. Source Wikimedia Commons

The first thing I ever learnt about the artist John Constable was a little trick he used in his paintings to bring his landscapes to life: amid the many shades of green, brown and blue of the earth and sky, he’d place dashes of red paint to add resonance to the scene.

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