Tuesday, April 24, 2007

daily painting practice - Van Gogh'n Fishin'

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Gone Fishing
5"x7"
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.

2 comments:

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?