Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh -
at the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
As many of you know, one of my art heroes is Vincent Van Gogh. His vision of a star filled night is one of my favorite paintings of all time. However, after my experience of painting at night in the Northwoods of Wisconsin I know there is no way he painted that outdoors.
Oh, did I mention I was standing on a narrow board walk as I painted this. If I took a step back, it was going to be a mucky walk back to the cabin.
It took me about 10 minutes then I had to call it quits. I was so surprised, the night sky changes as much as daytime. The star on the right of the moon is actually a planet, I forgot which one though.
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oil on canvas board
Peter, your words are worth a thousand paintings! so funny
Legend has it that Vincent stuck candles on his hat to paint at night!
Vincent was crazier than a loon you know. He was completely nuts. Several eggs short of a dozen. You know that right? lol!!!!!
crazy or not...I have been night painting too! There must be something in the air Peter, moon madness perhaps, its a great challange tho and I like your results.
What a good experience. I signed up for a workshop at Scottsdale Artists School with painter who was to teach how to paint night scenes. The paragraph about him mentioned covering how to mix paints in the dark. Sounded very interesting but the class was cancelled. So I have to keep painting in the daylight.
Just prior to reading this post of yours, I read the one where you tell how to keep people from gathering around while you paint.
This would work on 2 counts: 1.)Nobody's out in the middle of the night and 2.)You would certainly look nuts painting with all that anti-bug gear on.
Love your blog.
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