Belinda Lindhardt

Monday, February 12, 2007

Van Gogh Project for February

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)Cypresses, 1889Oil on canvas; 93.4 x 74 cm (36 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)

This months artist project for the Fineline Artists is Vincent van Gogh. While i am not as "inspired" by him as i was with JSS i am still enjoying watching the other artists tackle the project and learning a bit more about him.

Unfortunately i can't participate this month, but i am enjoying reading his letters at: Unabridged Letters by or to Vincent van Gogh

There is something about the way people used to write that is just so lovely to read, i really enjoy reading about what he thought about his art and just the various issues of a different time.

One thing i am taking away from Van Gogh is the way he sketched i love mood he would create with his lines as well as the fact that he sketched everything. So taking inspiration from this i have been sketching more often, doesnt matter if its good or not or if i only get 5mins in... just the fact that i am doing it is the key factor.

Just in the week or so i have been doing this pretty regularly i have found a remarkable difference in the way i have been seeing things and the way my lines will flow easier and i have found now i have started a new project my painting and drawing is also flowing better and with greater confidence. So YAY for me! This is something i realise i have to continue with reguarly.

Katherine has a great post about all thats going on in the VG project here.

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