Featured Artist: Let’s Take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness of Van Gogh

featuredspaceHey guys!

Oops! I’m at this a little late, but for some strange reason I just couldn’t get myself out of bed on time this morning. Not sure if I should be admitting that to the world or not, but hey, we’re all human! In a way I think my mind is still very much on vacation still. I’m not in the full speed ahead mode that I really need to get myself back into. BUT I do hope I can manage to get a ton accomplished this week without feeling overwhelmed, so I’ll try to hang onto this feeling for a while longer.

OK today’s feature comes from me, looking at Van Gogh paintings late at night the other day. I always go back to Van Gogh. ESPECIALLY his portrait work. I just can’t get over the colour combinations and the brush strokes. There is so much life in the faces he depicts. In the very near future I am going to really dig into his life story, and re-read his letters to Theo. I remember reading a little about his life as a teenager but I just couldn’t get into it, but since I started to re-read this giant Van Gogh book I’ve had for over ten years I have become really fascinated! It’s so interesting to read about what great artists were inspired by, and why they felt they needed to paint the things they did. OK here are some of my favorite Van Gogh portraits.

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That’s it for now! Check back on Wednesday..I have so much work ahead of me this week so I’m sure I’ll have plenty of things to share!

4 thoughts on “Featured Artist: Let’s Take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness of Van Gogh

  1. You’re right–so much life in these. I love it when we can revisit the artist’s we know so well and still find something new and inspiring. Great choice!

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