Thursday, May 17, 2018

Starry Night


"Starry Night" After Vincent Van Gogh /watercolor batik/ 8X10 (20.32X25.4cm)

Van Gogh wouldn't have to worry about any competition here,
 but it was one of those things. 

 I just HAD to try it. 

And we're all friends, so I decided to post it anyway. 

It was fun, I learned from it, and  I will try another Van Gogh sky soon.





42 comments:

  1. Wow....Chris! Vincent would be proud!!! This is "really" good! We all learn from copying the Masters....I found it a great experience when I copied Rembrandt !!! It was really fun to do and a bit challenging!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Hilda. I learned so much by just staring at his painting. He was amazing.

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  2. It is beautiful!! I think he would be proud. Maybe he would send you his other ear. (Haaaa ha. Sorry, weird sense of humor!)

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    1. Thanks, Sandi.
      Don't be sorry for being silly.

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  3. Well done, Chris! Plus it was fun! Who could ask for anything more?

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    1. Well, thanks, Candy. Yes, it was fun.

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  4. Wow, beautiful! Copying the masters is a great learning experience. This version in batik is fabulous!

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  5. I adore your batik version! GORGEOUS!
    Happy weekend dear Chris!
    Hugs, Susi

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    1. Thank you, Susi.
      Happy weekend to you, too!

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  6. Amazing Chris - you certainly captured Van Gogh's style. Beautiful friend. Loved seeing the video too. Take care and have a super weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  8. Love this Chris! And in batik no less. Amazing! I also had to try a Van Gogh or two. Not sure if this link will show up as a link. But I will give it a try.

    https://draft.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4444119968036604643#editor/target=post;postID=6305055058202310626;onPublishedMenu=publishedposts;onClosedMenu=publishedposts;postNum=524;src=postname

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    1. Thanks, Teri.
      No, I couldn't get access to that link...

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    2. Oh well ... you might have seen it on the blog :)

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  9. Oh my dear Chris that looks amazing. It is as beautiful as Mr. Van Gogh's painting. In your technique with the watercolor batik it looks also good like an oil painting. It is breathtaking good, I love it.
    It inspires me to try it myself sometime. I have often thought to try it but never found the courage to do it.
    Dear Greetings and happy weekend.
    Hugs
    Sabine

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  10. This is so very beautiful, Chris!!
    I've read a lot about how you do your water-colour-batiks but I still wonder how you do that….
    I really would like to watch how you do them :)
    Do you know this videos? I myself love them and watched them more than once :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLvzF981Fiw

    They are both worth to be seen, as they are very different although the song is the same.
    All the best for you
    Beate

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    1. Thank you so much, Beate. No, I don't have a video - maybe someday...
      Both videos are beautiful. I have seen the first, but have not seen the second (with the different singers). Thanks for sharing them!!

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  11. This is gorgeous! I love that it's a batik, too - much more planning and working when you do those. It is always fun when we try a copy of our favorite artist - and we learn something, too. I would definitely be proud of this one!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. It's amazing what you see when you stare at a painting for half an hour or more.

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  12. There is much to learn from the great masters Chris, in the month of August I hope to visit his Museum in Amsterdam, I hope to enjoy and learn a lot.
    Happy weekend

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    1. Oh, my gosh, Jose. What an experience that will be for you! I hope you are able to take photos and share this adventure with your readers!!
      Happy weekend to you, too!

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  13. Just fabulous Chris . Just as good as the original !

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I think not, but you are really sweet...

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  14. your version is very nice :) lovely colours and does have an energy too it that I feel from seeing the original (in photos, would love to see it in person)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I would love to see one of Van Gogh's night time paintings in person, too. I've been thankful to have seen a couple though - one at the Getty Museum in LA (irises) & at the DIA in Detroit (postman). They are gorgeous!

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    2. I haven't seen anything painted by him :( I've see a lot of Vermeer (which I loved) and Sargent paintings tho and a few Stubbs paintings but could always due with seeing more :)

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  15. What fun snd what a great eye you have. Perfectly done!! Go to the top of the class!

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  16. Hello Chris,
    A funny paint. Very special.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  17. Your Starry Night is lovely, Chris! I like that your town is a bit more abstract than the original. Very well done!

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  18. The Van Gogh painting in your batik is unbelievably beautiful! Wow, I'm amazed how wonderful you've created this dynamic picture, it makes me speechless.... these colors, great!
    I'm sure you also know Don McLean's song 'Starry, starry night'...I love it.
    Warm regards Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike. Yes, I love Don McLean's song, too.

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  19. Fantastic - and yours is watercolor BATIK - more difficult than oil painting!
    I too like to copy old masters - we can learn so much from them!
    Your Van Gogh painting is really adorable!
    Warmly, Rike

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  20. Definitely well done for this piece Chris.
    It is beautiful, and I'm sure Van Gough would approve.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Your starry night is fantastic Chris and I am sure Van Gogh would have been most impressed.
    Ooh Dr Who - that was such a great episode - do you have that at your end of the world and have you seen this episode?
    Gill x

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