Monday, 4 April 2011

Adie's Van Gogh Chair

Oil on Canvas Board

I have decided to concentrate on the Impressionists this term and what fun we have had so far. We had an example of one of Van Gogh's chairs and then I gave each student a photograph of a chair taken in a pub with a fireplace and wall behind it. We studied the picture and had a good think about what directions the brushstrokes would take, the colours we were going to use and how we were going to represent the chair. Some artists applied their paint using palette knives, one artist achieved a pop art style, another artist made her chair look rather uncomfortable and so on. A great exercise which, despite looking stylised, was rather challenging re design and colour balance.

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