Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Class: Inspiration - Van Gogh

Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter. I have always adored his paintings largely due to the amazing texture, vivid colours and flowing movement that is portrayed in many of his later pieces. He is said to have only begun painting at the age of 28 - a great inspiration to those who have just started painting: it’s never to late to pick up a brush and go.

Some of my favourites:


Starry Night Over The Rhone


Irises

You can find tons of information about this wonderful painter, as well as early works and sketches at: http://www.vangoghgallery.com/

Here is a charcoal sketch that I did based on his work - his bold strokes and scrolling skies:



Homework: Create a composition inspired by one of Van Gogh’s pieces, or recreate one of his pieces (the master's all learnt through imitation of their peers). Please post and share!

1 comment:

Halina said...

Lovely! Your classes look interesting, and I really could use some of those myself. Are you a professional artist?