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20190712_055934.jpgYesterday we painted Van Gogh’s Wheat Field and Cypress at Art Camp.  The kids did an awesome job on these.  They loved that it was sort of a day time version of Starry Night with all the swirls in the sky.  We still have a few more sessions of art camp this summer.  Check it out here for your young artist.

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Famous Painters Van Gogh MarchWe had a lot of fun channeling our inner Van Gogh on Tuesday as we recreated “Oleanders and Books” from 1888.  Very nice work from everyone.  Join us for the next one on Tuesday, April 23rd for Monet’s Yellow Irises.  You can see more and register here.

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We saw some wonderful art at The Metropolitan this week while in NYC.  Here are two wonderful Van Gogh’s.  Take a look at the close up of the Cypress painting….so MUCH PAINT!

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I got to spend a few hours at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City yesterday.

I love seeing the size of paintings that we see in books and then realize how large…or small they really are.

 

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The movie, Loving Vincent, that we saw on Monday at The Avalon reminded me of some things about Vincent Van Gogh.  Here are some of his famous paintings that the movie brought to life along with some interesting facts:

  1. Did you know that Van Gogh didn’t start painting until he was 27 years old?  Maybe that gives hope to all of us late bloomers out there.
  2. Did you know that he produced his most famous painting while in an asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France. He painted Starry Night while in this mental hospital.  (You can paint Starry Night with us on Friday.  Click here to register.)
  3. In just the ten years that he painted he produced about 900 oil paintings….some the most famous paintings in the world today.
  4. Van GOgh Red VineyardSome say none but other references say he sold just one painting in his lifetime.  It was called “The Red Vineyard”.
  5. His brother, Theo, supported him in his art providing supplies and encouragement was with Vincent when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Some sources say that he was shot by a village boy.) Theo reported that Vincent’s last words were  “the sadness will last forever.”

It’s hard to believe such a tortured soul produced so many beautiful works of art.  He painted flowers and landscapes like no other and mainly because he was so poor he couldn’t afford to pay models to sit for him.  We’re lucky he chose to paint.

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Last night we painted Van Gogh’s Starry Night at our Famous Painters Party.  This is one of the most recognizable paintings.  Everyone knows it!  And many of you wanted to paint it.  Look at the terrific creations these painters made last night.  Wow!

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20170804_170210The final day of Art Camp at The Studio for this summer was yesterday….and the kids did it up right by painting Van Gogh’s Starry Night.  They love this one….and so do we!  Great work everyone!

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