Throughout the creative life of the artist there was a process of comprehension of specific landscape motifs. He writes and draws the same places at different times of the day and year, trying to catch the variability of the states of nature, gradually developing his approaches to plein air painting.
With the scrupulousness of the scientist, the artist delves into the climatic and atmospheric phenomena, achieving such convincing successes that Faraday himself is present at his lectures in the Royal Society. Numerous etudes of clouds – then light, penetrated by the sun, then leaden, full of rain – allow the artist to comprehend the complex gradations of illumination in nature, to convey the sensation of the vibrating movement of moist British air. Constable considered the luminosity and brightness of the essence of the landscape.
An important part of his compositions was the sky, which, according to the artist, is a musical key, a measure of scale and an organ of feeling in the landscape. This interest in light in nature leads the master to highlight and cleanse the palette, his painting is filled with the finest valery: silver-blue, olive, pearl-gray, while the reddish-brown primer used by the artist gives a special depth to his palette.