Wednesday, September 26, 2012

the sunflowers of van gogh . . .

I consider this painting to be experimental.  This was the first time I began to incorporate the sunflower into the clothing.  Here I made the mistake of using a marker right down the center of her face.  In my next painting I drew the figure with a pencil.  Surprisingly it was harder for me to draw with a pencil than a marker.
As I mentioned before,  I love photos of the artist's workspace and paints.   This is the paint of the fantastic artist Markun taidetta.  Among other things he paints beautiful landscapes.  I love this photo of his 'van gogh's'.
I speak about this in my book 'would you go to van gogh's party - if he was serving ham hocks with grits and gravy?  well? would you?'

4 comments:

wanda miller said...

i'd have to go...to meet him if nothing else and this could be mighty tasty! LOVE LOVE your sunflowers. and i would have never guessed you marked accidently down the center...i thought it was wisp of dangling hair...it really does that you know, uncontrollable sometimes! :))

hmuxo said...

oh my gosh!! I didn't have dinner yet!!! this looks good! I love your painting, Myra...put a few more "markers" down her face..and it looks like hair....I love your previous abstract arabesque...very colorful!!!

Jane said...

Myra, this is just lovely ...the girl seems to be in a dreamy world of her own holding onto the stem of the sunflower, beautiful and fresh coloring , too. I wouldn't have noticed the line in her face if you hadn't mentioned it.

c.dingman said...

What a wonderful blog. Fun, interesting and creative.