Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Starry-Crossed Lovers

Starry-Crossed Lovers - 6" X 6" Oil on Panel

I caught a wonderful moment with this couple standing near the Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Surprisingly, the crowds tapered off for a moment and I was able to get this snapshot. I'm always amazing at how much appeal this painting gets. People just flock to it. I often wonder what Vincent would think about all this attention. I think he would be really proud that people love his work so much.
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Wheatfields With Cypresses

"Wheatfields with Cypresses" - Vincent Van Gogh - MMA - NYC

I was so fortunate that I was able to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC last week. I'm so inspired by Karin Jurik's paintings and style, I decided to do my own A to Z paintings but instead of artists, I'm going to do art, meaning titles of paintings, A to Z. I'm going to take some liberties like removing the preposition, a, an, the, otherwise that may be nearly impossible to find. And I'm not going to go in alphabetical order. I'll find a painting I like for a letter and paint it. Yes, it will be a challenge but I love challenges and this will really motivate me to paint every day. I intend to make a book out of the very best ones. 
As I've said in the past, Van Gogh is my very favorite artist. I noticed what a broad appeal he has at the museums. Crowds of people flocked around his paintings, while Gaugin and Pissarro, hung over there all lonely and rejected. I wonder what they would think about that if they were alive today. Of course, Monet's paintings were very popular too.
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