Dapping The Sunflowers

16 Mar

I’ve been carrying on copying this vase of sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh today. It’s not easy. I keep checking back with the original and it’s clear that Vincent used many layers of thick paint applied in streaks and dashes with a brush. The lower sunflowers look like he was dapping the paint on with a palette knife as well, to raise the surface of the paint. It’s nearly there, just a bit more work to do.

I’m working from one of Ed Sumner’s videos from the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook.

 

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

Inspired by drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

6 Responses to “Dapping The Sunflowers”

  1. Leonie Andrews March 18, 2021 at 00:09 #

    I have just posted some detail photos over at mu post ‘Sunflowers come to Canberra’

  2. Leonie Andrews March 17, 2021 at 22:55 #

    You are spot on with your assessment of the technique. I took some closeups of the one currently on show in Canberra and you can see how thick the paint is.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 18, 2021 at 19:42 #

      Thanks, it’s good to know. It certainly improved the look of it once I started dapping (I have no idea what the technical term is) 😀

      • Leonie Andrews March 18, 2021 at 22:28 #

        That seems a perfectly good term to me. Dapping it will be.😊

  3. ms6282 March 17, 2021 at 21:31 #

    Not a bad effort at all 😀👏

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