Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Van Gogh Blue, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

I mentioned yesterday that I have not seen Van Gogh depict this variety of Iris in any of his paintings, but I do believe that he would have enjoyed rendering it in his unique style. Van Gogh changed his palette colours to be more vibrant once he moved to the south of France and experienced the special quality of light in the region. A number of his paintings have lost some of the vibrancy over the years but you can still feel the energy in the work via his brush strokes.

The blue, Dutch Iris paintings from yesterday and today are interpretations of a flower from Vincent's native country, painted with intense colour and bold strokes... with him in mind.

10x8 oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

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