A very interesting video on Van Gogh , Usefull information. Enjoy
Monthly Archives: August 2008
I think Van Goghs sketches are remarkable and with a few lines he can catch the toil, and sheer hard wok of the peasant, This sketch may appear as if the peasant is frozen in time but then that is what a photograph does , so that shows how good Van Gogh really was.
This second sketch shows peasants planting
potatoes and was sketched towards the end of his life in 1888. These peasants are planting potatoes perhaps with more action here than in the previous sketch because e there are two peasants.Van Gogh uses mainly lines and cross hatching.
painted this over the past week , the weather here has been so grey!, we have a field next to the close where I live and there is a serial crop of some kind it is not tall enough for corn. This painting is based on this, I think the paint dribbling effect works well and adds interest.
After reading caththsheard blog I decided to dig out a painting of the moon i did last year, this has been exhibited and received favourable comments.
Also to celebrate the fact that I have got my appreciation of music back,this after having hearing problems for the past 2 or 3 months, and getting my hearing aides sorted (that is another story) I have posted a you tube video of the Moonlight sonata!
I hope this is not too corny. Music and art are closely related and classical music describe the various tones as’colour’ also there
people who can see music as colour. anyway I hope you enjoy this post!
After the last post on Little People I had the brainwave of using one of my old toy cars…….it works i think……
These photos show the moment paint hits the canvas. I seem to be going through a Mountain phase .
this brush is my favourite it may look a bit worn but often they are best that way. it started life as a flat brush (would you believe!
There was a interesting piece in The Guardian on Saturday, a writer who I ave always liked. The article is about Shelia Fell, (With this link you will have to click on the name of the artist, but there are other interesting artists so you may get sidetracked) As a artist, until I read the artical, I never knew anything,of her even knew of her or paintings.
Unfortunately she met with a nasty accident whilst out one day and died.
These landscapes ate dark and for brooding and dramatic. they are apparently popular with northerners,