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After Van Gogh's Wheatfield with cypresses
Acrylic on canvas, 18x14"
I find it very enjoyable to try to copy the paintings I love. What I love about Van Gogh's paintings are the strong colours, the life and energy in the brushstrokes, even though I find the groups of brushstrokes in the same direction satisfyingly 'neat'. In this wheat field painting I like the feeling of energy in the weather as the clouds seem to swirl and move across the sky, and the wheat ripples in the wind like a sea. Van Gogh's swirling shapes seem to follow on from each other, following a natural path around the canvas which draws your eye.