Autumn is definitely in full swing.
This a twisted maple in my yard.
Isn’t that a gorgeous color.
This is a watercolor mini I did awhile back.
I watched an interesting show on “60 Minutes” this week about Van Gogh. I’m sure most people have heard by now that there’s a theory that he did not commit suicide but was accidentally shot. It reminds me of the theory that Gauguin actually cut off Van Gogh’s ear (which is more probable than not, Gauguin was there, he and Van Gogh were fighting , Gauguin was swinging around a sword but he claimed he left before Van Gogh cut himself.) Of course the curators at the Van Gogh museum get in a huff anytime someone mentions that Van Gogh might not have been altogether an insane depressed madman. It just gets them in a right tizzy.
Personally I love Van Gogh. I like most art though the religious works of the Renaissance leave me cold (except for Da Vinci’s, but only because he at least seemed to have a sense of humor). But either way, I have tried several times to copy Van Gogh’s painting (for practice only of course). After studying his brush strokes and color, I’ve come to one conclusion…
That guy was crazy!!
All those little dabs of color, over and over and over and over…
That and the whole walking over to the brothel and handing his ear wrapped in tissue to a prostitute named Rebecca for safe keeping…
Here’s my ode to Van Gogh.
“Van Gogh’s Cat”
(please note this is not a copy of a real VG painting, it’s my tribute to him)
Acrylic, 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
Here’s a couple more ACEO’s (Atc’s, minis)
I used to do paper-cutting in the traditional style of Scherenschnitte.
I still do occasionally but this time I was lazy and used ink.
Both are ink on acrylic, 2.5 by 3.5 inches.
And here’s a photo of a llama meditating.
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Van Gogh should have tried that. It’s very relaxing.
My spell check does not recognize “Van Gogh”. Seriously.
©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2011