Monday, September 27, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Art

This week I chose "art" as the challenge on Mixed Media Monday. There are so many different artists that I love but Vincent Van Gogh would have to be very high on my list of favourites. I love his art, so decided to paint a little tribute to him this week. It is painted on to a stretched canvas 14x18 inches or 35 x 45 cms. Peeping through are three of his more famous paintings, and I also added some of the lyrics of the Don McLean song, Starry Starry Night, since the song kept playing in my head while I was painting (that seems to be happening to me a lot lately). It was basically created with acrylic paints, modelling paste for texture and stencils, rubber stamps etc. for some visual texture and depth as well.

60 comments:

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful tribute to an amazing artist . This is a wondeful work of art itself- you have captured the essence of his colors and impressionist eye. Lovely work Diane!

Ozstuff said...

I have to admit that I can't listen to "Starry Starry Night" without a tear coming to my eye. Diane, your tribute to Vincent Van Gogh is superb. You have captured his colours so well. Magnificent.

indybev said...

This is so beautifully done, Diane. I love the song, I love his work, and this is certainly a befitting tribute. Well done!

Diana Evans said...

oh this is so much fun!!! I love it...

Kristin said...

This is bold and beautiful Diane! I love the elegant details and swirls and the color combination is brilliant. xo

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous

johanna said...

very elaborated piece - i really love all the details and the colors here!!

Rein said...

Fantastic 'van Gogh' art work Diane!
The colors are perfect!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Diane, your piece of art is wonderful, love the background and the Van Gogh face.

Rosie said...

What a spectacular piece of art Diane - bravo! I'm a big Vincent fan too, so I completely understand and this is a lovely tribute! =)

Theresa said...

This is beautiful Diane! Hoping to contribute a piece too!

NANCY LEFKO said...

wonderful tribute...perfect color choice :)

Grannie Annie said...

Diane I love, love, love this collage it is awesome. All those interacting shapes and the colors it just WORKS! girl. Good job!

katrin said...

diane your piece is simply awesom!!! what a great hommage to Van Gogh!!! the blue is fantastic - love it!!! :-)

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful~ I love how you did the word "art"... neato!

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Great piece! I love Van Gogh and Starry Starry Night and your tribute is striking!

Nicola said...

Love this, Van Gogh is one of my favourites, I took my eldest to see the exhibition in Canberra and he loved it too, 'Starry Night' was our favourite!

I love the colours you chose for this one and the texture is great!

Emakesart said...

what a great piece! van gogh's one of my favorites too and i'm sure he would love this!

esther

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Wow ... love all the textures you have incorporated into this piece and what great subject matter too! Love Love it!!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful piece, Diane!

Faye said...

Diane, your colors on this are so beautiful.

Silje said...

Wonderful tribute - great artwork - bright colors!! Love it!

Gerda Weiland said...

wow Diane, beautiful! I knew you love Vincent.....I still have lots of stamps with his paintings, I really should do something with them!

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