I got stuck right here. Did you ever start a painting and just know that it wasn't going to workout the way you imagined it would? This happens to me often. Most times I struggle through it, sometimes I wipe it off. This time I decided to have fun with it and just play with my paint.
When I get stuck or when I need to loosen up, my go-to guy is Mr.Van Gogh. I have posted quite a few Van Gogh inspired paintings in the past two years. Everything from Van Gogh (pencil sharpeners), (bed rooms), and (oranges) to (take out). I tried simple still life compositions, (fishing gear) and, of course, (flowers). More than anything he shows me how to add something of myself to my art. This book by Walther and Metzger and published by Taschen, is the best I have ever seen on Van Gogh. It has every one of his paintings (and most of them in color!)
My goal is not to paint like him but I do want to convey the passion for the paint that he did.
Van Gogh's Poinsettia
oil on canvas board
Thanks Vincent! That was a lot of fun.