Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cat's eye on a Van Gogh sky

Acrylic polymer emulsion on gessoed hardboard, 4 1/8" x 4 1/8",
Created November 22-29, 2008, # 151.

Between sessions of letting the paint dry on a larger painting that I am working on, I came up with this little piece. It ranks among one the smallest painting I have done to date. The marble is floating on the cover of a Vincent Van Gogh art book, with text by D.M. Field. It was a lot of fun to reproduce brush strokes. In reality, mine have absolutely no surface texture at all, unlike the very thick paint that is a trademark of the genius and tormented artist Vincent Van Gogh.