Copy of a
Vincent Van Gogh painting, acrylic on canvas board. This was
part of my Halloween costume this year - I went as Van Gogh so I
whipped up a painting in one evening. I used acrylic so I
could work quickly since it dries so fast. I had a half dozen
squirt tubes of modeling acrylic paint that I made do with, and
painted this in about 3 1/2 hours from an internet photo. It's
pretty crudely done but given the masterly quality of the original
it still ends up with a lot of vibrancy and color.
I chose to copy
this one because I liked it and it was more complex than the more
famous "Starry Night". It turned out that maybe I
made the wrong choice from the standpoint of recognizability.
To me it seemed obviously stylistically Van Gogh even if I had never
seen it before. Unfortunately the average person today is
evidently pretty culturally ignorant. I had about 4 people
guess Picasso, and none for Van Gogh. Oh well - that puts into
question my idea to go as a different painter each year - if they
couldn't get Van Gogh, with my ear bandaged and bloody, then it's
hopeless. We'll see.