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|