Watercolour 107

Approaching Storm

Date made: 1884-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A bleak and minimalist watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) depicting atmospheric storm clouds rolling in over a featureless Manx landscape, probably on the hilltops or uplands of the Island. Knox's watercolour sketches can be seen as exercises in capturing the light and a single moment in time. The artist is said to have painted his watercolour scenes in a few hours or less, but that he would also sit for hours waiting for the exact light and cloud formations that he wanted to paint.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 44 cm x 58.5 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.