5.10.2013

Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night

OK, I will never think anything infantile about Vincent Van Gogh's work ever again!  We decided to reproduce Van Gogh's The Starry Night, using the dash brushstroke and thick paint, and I was beside myself.  Granted, it would have helped had we had decent brushes and the right colors, but we were limited; also, working on a smaller scale is not simple while painting in this Post-Impressionist style.  

So we started with a light pencil sketch on a half sheet of heavy paper.

Then we began by adding color following the direction of our lines.






Everyone had a different interpretation.  The younger ones became frustrated very quickly, and my eight-year old turned hers into a finger paint exercise.  Here are the end results:
Eva's Starry Night, age 4

Vincent's Starry Night, age 5
Mom's Starry Night



Gianna's Starry Night, age 13

Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night

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