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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