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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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Colour play

Colour play

I enjoyed picking up two (or more) colours on the brush and making marks with them.

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(Attempted) chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

These are some flowers on our kitchen table. I think they are chrysanthemums—although you probably can’t tell from these paintings. 🙂 I struggled to make the marks I wanted for the petals. Maybe I used the wrong brush (a number 8 round). Or, more likely, I just don’t know how to use it yet. 🙂

The painting on the right was the first one I did, and an attempt at a monochromatic. A few problems with perspective, and definitely with value, but I like the earthy colours and the goldy looking water in the bottom of the vase.

If I had to choose, I think I prefer the painting on the left. It looks more like the flowers on our table (a big part because they’re actually white), I like the marks I made (even though they weren’t exactly what I was trying for), and it feels more dynamic.