Saturday, July 9, 2011

Practice in acrylic & Documentary about Vincent van Gogh


This afternoon I felt I wanted to do something different from what I usually do. And that was instead of using watercolor, I engaged myself with acrylic. I have not yet discovered the secrets of acrylic that's why I struggled somehow when I was using the medium. I had chosen again my favorite flower (rose) as my subject. I used Winson and Newton acrylic and a cheap cotton canvas.


Over Vincent van Gogh documentary
I have just watched a documentary about Vincent van Gogh at BBC 2. It was pure accident when we saw the program. The documentary was about the life struggles of Vincent when he was living with his parents, while in England, somewhere in Belgium, in The Hague, in France particularly in Paris, in Arles, in St Remy, and in Auver where he shot himself and later died. It was really a sad and tragic story. He felt alone and suffered loneliness. I have shed tears while watching the entire documentary.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Cora, wat een prachtig acrylschilderij! Vind je acryl makkelijker, ik heb er nog nooit mee gewerkt.
    Ik had heel graag de documentaire over Vincent willen zien maar ik heb sinds kort geen BBC2 meer.

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  2. Your painting is beautiful !

    I too watched the documentary and thought what a struggle it must have been to have bipolar disorder in a time when there was not the medicine to help, as there is now. The poor man :(
    xx

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  3. Schitterend Cora! Je zou echt eens vaker met acryl moeten gaan schilderen.

    Ik heb het wel in de tv-blad zien staan, maar helaas gemist. Hopelijk komt het ooit eens op de Nederlandse of Belgische tv.

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  4. Dank je Judy. Ik heb vroeger acryl geprobeerd maar vanwege mijn 'love' voor waterverf heb ik vergeten om acryl verder te ontdekken. Dus tot nu toe vind ik acryl moeilijk te gebruiken. Maar misschien heeft dit te maken met mijn beperkte kennis over de medium.

    >Pat, many thanks for your nice comments. I have books about van Gogh and had gone to the places where he painted so I knew his story. But still I was very touched while I was watching the documentary.

    >Hallo Renske, bedankt voor jouw leuke commentaar. Ja, ik zal misschien proberen om acryl vaker te gebruiken.

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