Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Inspiration and Interpretation

"Van Gogh failed as a minister, 
failed as an art dealer, 
failed as an art student, 
failed in love 
and failed to sell paintings, 
but he has never failed to inspire us!" 
~ Andrew Hamilton

"Two Windblown Cypresses" 
After Vincent van Gogh
11 x 14" matted alcohol Ink on Yupo

"Two Cypresses" 
 Vincent van Gogh 1889

"Blazing Wheat Fields" 
After Vincent van Gogh
8 x 10" matted alcohol Ink on Yupo

"Wheat Fields with Cypresses"
drawing by Vincent van Gogh

"Wheat Fields with Cypresses"
by Vincent van Gogh 1889

I believe in the value of doing master copies as an approach to learning, so I decided to do a van Gogh "interpretation" lesson in my alcohol ink workshop this Saturday, May 9th. The afternoon session will learn how to use many tools and techniques to achieve a uniquely colorful alcohol ink version of Vincent's work.

Due to a death in the family of one of the participants, we still have one spot available. No previous experience is necessary and I also have a starter kit, so no supplies would be required. Won't you let me introduce you to this exciting, liberating medium!? Find out more about this fun-filled workshop and sign up here.
"When you are young, you study the masters
for their techniques and style.
But when you are older, you study them
for their emotion and feeling."
~ Chiang Chao-Shen

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!
X ♥  O

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