Starry Starry Cat

9 May

Starry 2

I carried on with the painting I started yesterday with the Facebook Cheese and Wine Painting Club. It’s van Gogh’s Starry Night and it’s far more complex than I’d realised. I did an hour and a half yesterday and two hours today and still a ways to go. Sparta Puss joined me for a while.

Starry 3

I’m using Liquitex acrylic heavy body paint onto a Winsor & Newton canvas. It’s weird painting, not something I normally do, but it’s so interesting to analyse a famous artwork and see what has gone into it. I uploaded a better image of Starry Night today and saw loads more detail in it.

9 Responses to “Starry Starry Cat”

  1. Alli Farkas May 12, 2020 at 20:23 #

    Watch out for stray paw prints…

    • Rosie Scribblah May 18, 2020 at 11:07 #

      Everything that has ever been cemented around here has her paw prints in it!

  2. ms6282 May 10, 2020 at 15:21 #

    You’ve certainly captured his style. Don’t try cuting your ear off, though!

  3. Leonie Andrews May 10, 2020 at 02:24 #

    Trying to unlock someone’s style is a real challenge. While Van Gogh did have to work out what he was going to paint, the doing, while always a challenge, was at least more innate in him.

    If it would be of any help, or interest, I did take a number of detail shots of some of his other paintings when I visited the Kroller Muller Museum in the Netherlands.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 18, 2020 at 11:09 #

      That’s the issue – an artist’s style is, as you say, innate. Copying is far more laboured. But I’m learning loads.

  4. Helen Cherry May 9, 2020 at 23:24 #

    Talent will out. I imagine it’s really not easy to copy someone else’s work

    • Rosie Scribblah May 18, 2020 at 11:09 #

      No, it isn’t, but it’s a very useful technical exercise, earning loads…


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