Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Van Gogh wisdom

A little bit of spring color...this was my demonstration for my tulip workshop in February. I worked from a photo and took some artistic license. I like to rearrange things to suit my composition. There is a quote out there by Vincent Van Gogh: "Do not quench your inspiration and imagination; do not become the slave of your model." Quite profound I must say...and there's truth to that. Capture that which got you excited about the subject in the first place...color, value, perspective...etc.etc...

9 comments:

Sujit Sudhi said...

Beautiful as always. Love those vivid colours.

AutumnLeaves said...

That last line, Annelein. It is perfect and has my thinking breakthrough thoughts right now...I hope I can remember it.

kjellfrid said...

It's so beautiful!

Anne Lightfoot said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Stilin Studio said...

It's great - full of the Annelein style I love!

Sonia said...

Glorious and glowing, as usual. How did you get that delicious pinky red?

Chris said...

Oh, what a beautiful painting! I enjoying its vibrancy.

luigi said...

Composizione molto intensa! E' vero che un modello รจ solo il punto di partenza, poi tocca a noi mettere in gioco ed esprimere la parte migliore di noi stessi. Ciao.

Katie said...

Love this! Still so sad to have missed this workshop...