Through the past week or so I have attempted to paint Starry Night Over The Rhone painted in 1888, by Vincent Van Gogh. Replicating this painting I have tried to copy his style and techniques. Copying the painting I have used big bold brush strokes and dark colors.
Looking closely at my painting I see that I have replicated my houses of Arles and the seashore quite well. Without my black outlines for my houses you can’t really see them that is great . Making the houses look better I put brightly shining lights in the windows and so it reflects on the seashore which makes the house’s look better.For the colors of the seashore, I have used a blue which I darkened with brown.
The differences in my painting to Vincent’s is basically my sky. I had blue , yellow and darkened that with brown to make a dark gloomy sky . At the end it turned out to be greenish , blueish. I fix it up by putting in a little bit of blue and little flecks of white.
Vincent Van Gogh painted Starry Night Over The Rhone for a reason. I think he painted this because he was sad, and he wanted to take something off of his mind.Or maybe he was in the hospital and he saw the beautiful view , so he started painting.
In my painting I am very happy with my lights that are reflecting on the water .I am happy with it because I think its the right color, and its in the right place.The thing I am not very happy with is my stars. Well it is the color, the yellow is too bright and their too big.
Overall when I look at my painting I am proud because it is only my second time painting in Vincent Van Gogh's Style.