After Van Gogh's Wheatfield with cypresses
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Acrylic on canvas, 18x14"
The painting is on a stretched canvas, painted round the sides, with string on the back, so it is ready to hang as it is or can be framed if you prefer.
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.