Thursday, 8 March 2007
Earlier this year we I got the chance to go to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It was oustanding. Unfortunately my hubby & I had the kids with us, who didn't seem too impressed. I wish I'd had more time, but I will return. To keep the kids occupied we played 'Spot Vincent', so hubby ran round with them while I stood and looked and drew.
I picked up some postcards as we left, and was very dissapointed by the quality of the reproductions after seeing the originals. However, back at home I sat down to make a study from a self-portrait. Initially I thought it would be straight forward to do, but in the end I worked on it for over 2 hours, and could easily have spent longer. The guy was obviously mad (well, yeah!) but he knew what he was trying to do. So here's my oil pastel study of Vincent.