Vincent Goes To The Seaside

These dynamic brushstrokes are from a “fake” I did of a painting by Vincent van Gogh, “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer“, which was painted when Vincent was living in Arles in the south of France and had a trip to the seaside for a week in 1888 to help with his health.Continue reading “Vincent Goes To The Seaside”

The Brothers In Montmartre

This is a painting copy I have done of one of van Gogh’s scenes of Montmartre. Vincent was living with his brother Theo in 1886 when he painted this, when the area was still very rural. It’s not like that anymore, although there’s a windmill, the Moulin Rouge, and a few vineyards. But back whenContinue reading “The Brothers In Montmartre”

Faffing And Faking The Other Starry Night

I’ve stopped faffing and finished the copy of Starry Night On The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh that I began last Friday at Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club. Vincent’s painting are surprisingly complex. The composition is fairly simple but there are layers and layers of frantic brushstrokes in a many different tones ofContinue reading “Faffing And Faking The Other Starry Night”

An Arty Morning

Husb and I had an arty morning today. I carried on working on two of the paintings I’m copying at the moment and Husb did some more on his self-portrait. I’ve been doing copies every week with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook for almost a year now and Husb began hisContinue reading “An Arty Morning”

The Other Starry Night

It’s Faking Friday again with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. This week’s masterpiece is Starry Night Over The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh. I’ve done most of it, but still a bit more over the weekend, layering up the colours in small textured dots. I’ve been doing these weekly forContinue reading “The Other Starry Night”

Finished Faking van Gogh’s Sunset

Just finished faking another painting that I started last Friday with painter Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. It’s one of van Gogh’s earlier paintings, called Sunset. I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a stretched canvas. It was interesting to work from a very dark purple background and to scratchContinue reading “Finished Faking van Gogh’s Sunset”

Yet Another Faking Friday …. with van Gogh ….

  It Friday so it must be Faking day with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. This week we’re faking a van Gogh painting of a sunset. I think it’s one of his earlier ones. I think another hour should do it – but I always say that! This is my 26th lunchtimeContinue reading “Yet Another Faking Friday …. with van Gogh ….”