Tuesday, April 24, 2007

daily painting practice - Van Gogh'n Fishin'

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Gone Fishing
oil on masonite
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I was originally thinking of painting this in a more realistic manner with dark shadows and lots of detail, but as I started to paint I kept thinking of Vincent Van Gogh and how he might approach this subject. Needless to say Van Gogh won the argument and we went fishing together.


Ed Terpening said...

You're right: that basket weave is a great van Gogh subject, for his brushstrokes.

ParisBreakfasts said...

Such a rich painting!
Was Van Gogh looking over your shoulder for pointers?