Monday, 28 March 2011

After Van Gogh

I've always liked Van Gogh.
So when he appeared in the Painting Friends Masters Challenge it wasn't long before I painted this one, after his Fishing Boats at Saintes-Marie.

The challenge, for those who don't know, is to paint a picture of the Master painter - trying to use their techniques. Sometimes this is difficult, because there are no instructions on how the artist did paint.. so you have to look, see and try.
That is what I did with this painting.  My watercolour version of a Van Gogh oil.

24 comments:

  1. I love everything that is Van Gogh.. You have done really well to replicate his style in watercolors. A very difficult task indeed.

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  2. Thanks, Prabal.
    When a Van Gogh lover thinks I've done well, I'm happy :) xx

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  3. Copying a painting I think is especially difficult. I like your take on the Van Gogh.

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  4. Good reproduction Pat, very well painted. Not easy at all I think. Ciao!

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  5. What a great (and difficult) challenge, but you succeeded very well!

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  6. Beautiful as always! You're paintings are wonderful ~keep up the great work!

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  7. You do so much learning. This is why I like reading your blog. I've said it before but you really inspire me to better myself.

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  8. Very nice Pat, love how you painted the sky.

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  9. I definitely see his style in this piece....colors and all!

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  10. Good job, Pat. I think Van Gogh would approve.

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  11. Nice, Pat! Such a good learning experience!
    Sheryl

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  12. Thanks, everyone. Such a treat to come home to such lovely comments. Glad you all like the painting and really, I did learn a lot from it :) xx

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  13. oh I like it, you did well with this challenge

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  14. The strokes on the sand and in the sky are definitely" Van Gogh strokes", so I think you did an excellent job .

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  15. Great result, Pat! if the painter could see, he would approve. You did it very well! Hugs from Anamaria

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  16. I like it! The watercolor gives a different effect than the original, very fresh!

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  17. Pat, I thought the version was excellent and very delicate watercolor interpreted.
    Congratulations

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  18. A tough challenge Pat.
    hard act to follow, you did a great job.

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  19. Van Gogh was an interesting painter for sure. All of those almost angry brush strokes - Hard to acheive in watercolour, I imagine! Hat's off to you for having a go! I have not yet tried to copy a master. maybe I should!

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  20. I love Van Gogh's work and this really hits it on the mark. Nice, Pat!

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  21. It's lovely, Pat! I've always liked Van Gogh too... some great rhythms in his brush strokes.

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  22. Thank you all so much!
    When I read so many of you are lovers of Van Gogh, and that you think I've nailed it and that he would approve - well, I'm overcome. It was a difficult exercise - but one I hope has taught me a great deal that I can use in the future. xx

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  23. I love Van Gogh and his colors. Your painting has become wonderful. It must be really difficult to imitatea a masterpiece

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