Van Gogh View
11x14 oil on canvas
Most of you know that Van Gogh's work is a huge source of inspiration for my art journey. Most days I have lunch or coffee with him via whatever book on his life or work that happens to be in my possession. Recently the book, 'Van Gogh Face to Face, The Portraits' has been following me around the house. Almost every page has an image of one of his numerous portrait paintings...vibrant creamy strokes of luscious color meticulously yet energetically applied to his canvas.
Thick swirls and expressive lines of paint sculpted with his brush to portray his view of the model. Never meant to be an exact likeness of the sitter, his work was more about capturing a certain essence he saw in the individual person posing for him.
That's how I feel about my work... I am striving to capture the energy and vitality of my subject matter, whether it be a portrait... or a pepper.
11x14 inches, oil on canvas