|Posted by [email protected] on May 29, 2017 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
I have been inspired by a fantastic road trip to Western Australia, Uluru and Alice Springs.
I have so many ideas for artworks I a busting to get started!
|Posted by [email protected] on June 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
27 JUNE 2016
The process for my new artwork
I start with a new canvas and tear up tissue paper and then glue it and paste it down to cover the whole canvas. Next I will be drawing and then painting the design. I will keep you posted on the progress.
My first canvas prints of my Van Gogh series arrived today and I am so excited they have turned out to be amazing. I look forward to having an exhibition later in the year.
Joy and peace xo Lana
|Posted by [email protected] on August 7, 2015 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
I cannot believe that it is August already but I have been doing my daily challenge for a full seven months now and have accumulated 189 drawings, most of which have been added to my albums. Check them out! Cheers Lana
|Posted by [email protected] on February 9, 2015 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
I am having so much fun with the colour!
With the image for the Pair of wooden clogs I ended up using it upside down as it looked more balanced.
I was interested in the positive and negative shapes and the colour combinations.
I decided to portray my reaction to the Old Woman of Arles upside down as it shows a different aspect of her personality to me.
The fabric looks like layers of an onion to me which represents the many layers to a person who has lived a long full life.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 3, 2015 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
Well I need to make another album. 50 images is enough to look at in one album.
I can't believe that a month has gone by already. It is such fun doing this project
|Posted by [email protected] on January 27, 2015 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
My interpretation is a picture of a bedroom in a bedroom. Van Gogh liked it best out of all the paintings in his room when he came out of hospital when he had a psycological crisis and the injury to his ear. It is also one of Van Gogh's most loved art works to this day.
He did three versions of 'The Bedroom'. The first version painted in October 1888 while living in the Yellow House in Arles. . This painting got water damage while he was away so he made a copy in case because Theo was taking it to be remounted. then he made a smaller version for his mother and sister.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 21, 2015 at 3:05 AM||comments (0)|
Although Van Gogh was influenced by the Impressionists love of light and colour in his artwork he was one of the first artists to be 'expressionistic'.
That is an individualist pre-occupied with his subjective reactions. He broke the barriers in his personal life by rejecting his family religion and many of society's conventions. In his artwork he distorted perspective and the shapes and proportions of objects in the interest of emotional expression. In his markmaking he expressed his feelings with line, direction and use of colour.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 15, 2015 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
Just thought I might write a bit of my Van Gogh research as I am having this conversation.
Van Gogh only sold one painting commercially in his lifetime but is now recognized as a
Master among the Post Impressionist Artists. While working in the Hague he believed in
socially conscious art and many of his early drawings were of a suffering, hardworking
mankind in soup kitchens and working in fields. He had a strong copassion for his fellow
man and these deep feelings really show in his artworks.
While living in Antwerp and then in Paris Van Gogh was influenced by the Impressionists
and Japanese prints which were popular in Europe at the time. He concentrated on bold
use of colour to capture light.
While living in Provence he matured as an artist. The warm south was an inspiration, people,
landscapes, flowers, mountains and the sun. He developed subtle colour harmonies.
In all he painted approximately 800 paintings.His art career spanned only ten years from
age 27 to age 37 when he died in 1890.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 15, 2015 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
Today I have added 2 more images of my Art reactions to Van Gogh's paintings
as well as the originals which have inspired me with this project. I hope you all enjoy
and feel free to contact me and leave your email address so I can keep in touch with
|Posted by [email protected] on January 14, 2015 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
I was given a 2015 calendar of Van Gogh paintings, the type you tear off each day.
Once I had torn it off each day I didn't want to throw it away so I have been sticking
them into my Art Journal and having an Art conversation by doing my interpretive
drawing to go with each image. I have gathered them together and from now on for
the rest of this year will be posting them as I do them. So enjoy!