Painting Techniques (Acrylics) | Van Gogh | STARRY NIGHT

Painting Techniques (Acrylics) | Van Gogh | STARRY NIGHT


hi there welcome back to my channel and
today we will be trying a project that is super fun and super easy
this is applicable for all of you who are just beginning on using acrylic
paints the original painting starry night by Vincent van Gogh was done in
oils but then we will try it stake in acrylics so I happen to get a few books
from the library and these were four different books on four different
celebrated artists of the art world and the book that I took first to read was
the book on Vincent van ho and the book really amazed me and that is the reason
why I chose to do my washing of Bangkok’s starry night the reason I took
this painting was I needed to do something simple something fun something
that required less of my regular artistic thinking process because I as
an artist I’m more inclined to working in realism or I at least try to do photo
realism so this was actually a break and an unwinding process for me so I had a few goals for this painting
first of all I did not want to copy mangroves painting just as it is I could
have done that but I chose not to do I wanted to explore the design process or
his painting process in my own style so I chose a reference picture different
from his own painting I saw the painting as a reference but I did not want to
copy it so this is the reference picture that I had used and I wanted to
incorporate the colors that were there originally in the photograph and use it
in my own painting I loved the way he produced the sky the movement the sky
the stars in the sky there is so much of life and action going on there is a
story on its own the painting and I wanted to replicate that so that’s what
I’ve tried to do in this painting so if you have observed what I did in
the initial stages I just colored the canvas with the colors that were there
in my reference photograph and once I had the background set I started to work
on the texture of the canvas because if you look at Liang Hogg’s starry night
you will find that it’s very textured and the finish isn’t smooth so I wanted
to have the same effect and the funny thing is my canvas panel was so small
that even my tiniest brush could not produce the smallest brush strokes that
I needed for the painting so I thought I should get adventurous and instead of
the brush I used the tiny wooden stick that you can see that I’m using in the
painting process it’s it’s as thin as a toothpick but it’s kind of longer I
think it’s a wooden skewer and I use that to create the texture and the small
short brush strokes in the painting and that was really fun because I was trying
to do something that I usually don’t something out of the box and I enjoyed
it no matter how much we try I don’t think
we can produce the work in its full in its full life
what justice that’s because Wang hog was in his in a different place when he
produced this painting and I am at a different place and there is no way we
can do justice to that painting in its own way so I completely enjoyed this
process and it gave me a break from what I usually do I loved the colors that I
used into it and I think any artist should always try once in a while a kind
of an art form or a style that they have never tried before so here we are at the
end of this little video I hope you enjoyed it I totally enjoyed it I have
so many exciting things coming up just ordered for my new studio lights I hope
they come soon because I’m super excited to show you so until the next video see
you later bye bye

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