Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Novel Reader

This is a copy of a Vincent van Gogh painting I recently finished called The Novel Reader. I submitted it to Michelle Burnetts Challenge "Following the Masters" http://followingthemasters.blogspot.com/ This months challenge is to paint in the "van Gogh style" by either copying one of van Gogh's paintings or to do a painting of your own choice using his painting style. Rather than painting one of those van Gogh brush-stroke type landscapes, I chose one that fits my painting style. (I don't have a brother Theo that will supply me with all that oil paint!) I like the back-lit effect in this painting, having the subject in shadow and the background so full of light.
16x20" Oil Paint on streched canvas

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11 comments:

Michelle said...

Wonderful work Dennis! Thanks so much for joining in!

Denny said...

thank you Michelle

Sheila said...

Great job! I love Van Gogh's unusual portrait style and you captured it perfectly.

Denny said...

thanks Sheila

Pattie Wall said...

Dennis, you have captured that Van Gogh feeling on this one. Nice!

Denny said...

thanks Pattie

AutumnLeaves said...

Very beautifully done, Dennis. I'm glad I clicked on your name from the Following the Masters Challenge!

Denny said...

thanks Autumn

Pat Koscienski said...

What a fantastic job you did with this painting, Dennis. I really like it and can see why you chose to do this particular one...I also like the back lighting.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Dennis - I see you didn't take the easy route (like me)! Very evocative work and I love the rest of the work on your blog as well.

Denny said...

Thank you Pat and Anne ...it was a fun challenge...every ones entry was a winner indeed.