Wednesday, March 7, 2012

after van gogh

Today we looked at some of Van Gogh's monochrome studies/sketches. We looked closely at how he used certain marks to represent specific objects/forms. We then had a quick practice at making similar marks with small brushes and black ink. The final task was to try and use those marks to create a representation of a landscape (the nearest we could get to 'en plein air' on a rainy, miserable day like today was to copy an image from the web!).

we copied this (the bright spot isn't the sun - it's from the projector);

and created this;
I think they managed to capture some of the technique and spirit of Van Gogh.

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