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Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing

Except for the music, which gets a bit monotonous, I really enjoyed watching this. I love the quick, decisive way Jim paints. And it’s interesting seeing someone work outside, rather than in the studio.

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Vincent’s stars

Vincent's stars

I wasn’t sure whether I liked Van Gogh’s paintings to begin with, but the more I’ve studied them, and the more I learn about him, the more I do. In fact, I love them now.

I thought I’d have a go at a section of The Starry Night to see whether I could replicate the style/brushstrokes, and I really enjoyed it. I might do a copy of the full painting at a later stage.

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Flowering tree in Albert Park

Flowering tree in Albert Park
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Pegs—in colour

Pegs

I was tempted to avoid painting this, because I found the pegs hard to draw (and I thought I’d stuff them up painting them), but I’m glad I didn’t. The colour in the photo’s not quite accurate (what looks like a red peg is actually bright pink), but you get the idea.

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A crazy dream

OK, let me put this out there: I’d love to be a full-time artist one day.

I know I’m nowhere near being able to even consider that, but if I put in the work, and lean on God’s grace, maybe in five or ten years I’ll be producing paintings that people actually want to buy.

At 46, I’m still willing to dream big.