Almond Blossoms Original inspired by Vincent van Gogh
My humble version in watercolors and ink inspired by one of Vincents van Gogh's paintings. I always love how he depicts branches, His earthy and grounded approach of painting texture of bark and the movement on the branches. It is something study and appreciate.
I used a similar palette then Vincent. Keeping it earthy. I used my ink wand watercolor style for this homage.
Purchase this small watercolor today at a reduced price.
Inspired by the interesting interpretation by Vincent van Gogh, of one of Keisai Eisen’s woodblock print called “The Courtesan”. Here, I created my own interpretation. Lighter then Van Gogh’s oil painting and lacking the brilliant precision of the great woodblock artist Keisai. My interpretation is more whimsical and free. I hope you enjoy and appreciate it.
Large Original Watercolor & Ink Size: 24 x 18″ On Canson Watercolor Paper
Before 1854 trade with Japan was confined to a Dutch monopoly and Japanese goods imported into Europe were for the most part confined to porcelain and lacquer ware. The Convention of Kanagawa put an end to the 200-year-old Japanese foreign policy of Seclusion and opened up trade between Japan and the West.
Artists such as Manet, Degas and Monet, followed by Van Gogh, began to collect the cheap colour wood-block prints called ukiyo-e prints. For a while Vincent and his brother Theo dealt in these prints and they eventually amassed hundreds of them (now housed in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)” read more about the subject at WIKI
Have you seen this lovely Heirloom Tomato Oil Painting? I think it will make a great addition to a country kitchen.
Oh yes it’s not a grand landscape or a wonderful vista but a mundane image of Tomatoes. But what the world be without this marvelous fruit? These are the things in our daily lives we appreciate and for me they make good subject matter. Their curves, the color variations from deep red to orange, a bit of green and even bright yellow. My paintings, at least according to my collectors, are better looking in person, then when first seen on a monitor. The colors are vibrant, the texture of the brushstrokes and the subtle smell of oil paint can never be 100% translated on a cold bright monitor. Holding the real thing, will make it clear why owning original art is really special. Prints are OK but an original will win your heart forever.
People say my style reminds them of VanGogh, I can see why. I appreciate such a great compliment even though I believe I do have my own unique style. I study and examine his work whenever I can. Seen many of his pieces at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He definitely was one of those that gave me the courage to use bold colors.