Sunday, October 19, 2014

MMP Series #2 - Van Gogh's Starry Night


6x6 acrylic on stretched canvas
image wraps on 1-1/2 inch sides
available via DPW auction click here

My first artist "love" was Vincent Van Gogh, and to this day, he is still one of my most admired artists. Hi explosion of color, rough brush strokes (not smooth like realistic painters), and the energy he gave his works -- all captured my young mind. I had wanted to paint just like Vincent! 

Of course, my style is not near the same, but I can not help but wonder "how does one paint that way?" So it made total sense that I would pick one of his works, and one of his most popular & famous pieces - Starry Night - to do in my MMP series. Although there are other Van Gogh's works that I love - it was this one that I first saw and fell in love with many years ago.

Again I have to say I am amazed by the amount of color in his work - when you squint & study the areas of his works, you find colors present that you never would have though would be there! But the eyes combine them & make it blend wonderfully.


3 comments:

Sea Dean said...

Ahhhh lovely Nan. Cobalt and Cadmium not the best mix for health when mixing from scratch as I'm sure he did. Spectacular though.

Nan Johnson said...

Thanks Sea - I know, I was thinking about how toxic the paints must have been for Vincent.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Van Gogh's obsessive passion...his joy in color...totally unequaled. I love what you did here, Nancie.

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