Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Painting To My Heart’s Content

I enjoyed myself so much at Artsy Sip doing my first painting (since I was in Form 3!) of Van Gogh's Starry Night that I kinda organized a private session with Artsy Sip agaom with a group of my friends and did my 2nd painting - Van Gogh's Olive Trees With Yellow Sky and Sun.


Seeing how much I enjoyed painting, hubby got me a set of Acrylic Paints and some blank canvases to paint to my heart's content! #alsobecauseiwontwastemoremoneyatArtsySip

And so I got back and started painting just a week later.

I painted another Van Gogh's painting - Les Alpilles, Mountain Landscape near South-Reme because I am such a fan of his paintings.

Of course my work is nowhere near his.  Although I know nothing about paintings, but his colours and strokes are amazing.
My take is on below left, and Van Gogh's on the right.

And just this week, I managed to paint my 4th Van Gogh's paiting - Thatched Cottages at Cordeville.
This was attempted while I was home sick with fever, and my parents so nicely took care of Vern for me.

This is the process of my sketching it and drawing it.

And this is the end result after 3 midnight painting sessions.
Left is mine, and right is Van Gogh's.

A bigger photo of my latest painting attempt.
Nowhere near the original of course, but I am still mighty pleased with myself.

Ooh, and I got myself a simple table easel too. :)

Here you see all 4 paintings of Van Gogh’s I attempted.

#1. Starry Night, Saint Rémy, 1889 (Bottom Right)
#2. Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun, 1889 (Bottom Left)
#3. Les Alpilles, Mountain Landscape near South-Reme, 1889 (Top Right)
#4. Thatched Cottages at Cordeville, 1890 (Top Left)

The paintings are now on the wall of my living room just on top of my piano. 
Four attempted cheerful versions Van Gogh's paintings. ;)

I would say painting is so therapeutic for me. And I'm so glad to be able to paint whenever I like now. :)

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