4_Shelling_peas by Carlton_Alfred_Smith

Shelling PeasCarlton Alfred Smith, date unknown

Carlton Alfred Smith (1853-1946) was a popular English watercolourist and painter of domestic scenes. His romantic, sometimes sentimental compositions are usually flooded with strong sunshine and frequently suggest a nostalgic and blissful contentment in the simple pleasures of life. He exhibited widely and was a member of the Royal Academy of Art.


Carlton Alfred Smith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Wrap Up Your Painting

  • What clues did you pick up about the person, from the objects in the painting’s environment?
  • How did you think it would feel to wear the clothes this person is wearing?
  • What aromas did you think this person could detect in their environment?
  • What happened next in the scene?
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