I haven’t picked up my brushes in a while—I’ve been feeling a bit unmotivated and intimidated. So, I decided to get out my paints and just play. Play is underrated, I think.
This Wednesday just been (1 April) was our final Beginning to Draw & Paint class at Browne. It was meant to be on abstraction, but because we’d moved to Zoom and it would’ve been tricky to teach by video, Matthew decided to continue with the previous week’s subject of transcription and analysis.
It’s taking me longer and longer to post these because the exercises I’m working on between classes are taking longer.
Last Wednesday, we finally got to work with paint. This is what I’d been waiting for.
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.