I admit I didn't start out thinking this way, but the more I painted this box the more I thought of Van Gogh.
The heat from the lamp I used to light up the still life also warmed up the inside of the box. My studio smelled like a Chinese restaurant at 8 AM.
I was imagining what if they had Chinese take-out when old Vincent was alive. He probably would have painted the box. At one point I know Vincent Van Gogh copied oriental prints and designs and incorporated the design elements into his paintings so this is a proper tribute.
This is the second painting in my Peter's Day sale. You are only 52 once.
I think Vincent would go also one step further he would used the box as a turp can or a brush washer.
Marvelous thoughts Peter, and even more executed.
"Goed gedaan!! Complimenten."
Vincent would say. ;-)
Very beautiful! I aspire to paint like that some day! Lots of feeling in the brushwork!
wonderful to honor a very simple design
Nice one, Peter. Good example of how to make the mundane memorable.
I LOVE this painting Pete!!
hey, happy birthday and happy peters day and all that. I am having a sale too, must be the time of year
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