Monday, October 31, 2011

Warm Sunsets with Van Gogh

Warm Colors
Positive space
Negative space
Van Gogh
Van Gogh's:  Landscape at Sunset
ARTIST: Van Gogh
Vincent  van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890)
His work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art
Known for his  vivid colors and emotional impact. 
Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties
most of his best-known works were produced during his final two years. 
He produced more than 2,000 artworks, consisting of around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. 
His work was a strong influence on the Modernist art that followed. 
Today many of his pieces—including his numerous self portraits, landscapes, portraits and sunflowers—are among the world's most recognizable and expensive works of art.
Known for his paint application creating texture and movement.
He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life,
died largely unknown, at the age of 37
sold only one painting while he was alive
Step 1: paint your sunset in warm colors of watercolor
Step2: Using pencils draw three trees across your black paper 
Step3: carefully cut out your trees leaving your land to hold the three trees together
Step4: Paste your black paper on your watercolor sunset
Thick paper
Paint white and black
Paint brushes

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