Oil on Canvas Panel
I read somewhere that in his earlier years, Vincent Van Gogh vowed to never be photographed again – that he would only paint self portraits. I have no idea if that’s true, but it sounds like something he would do. I recently stumbled upon this WAY cool “photo” that Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern somehow electronically morphed from one of Vincent’s famous self portraits. How amazingly cool is this?!
I thought it would be cool to paint my own Van Gogh from this “photo”. Although (like most of us) I do somewhat remember the original self portrait, I didn’t refer to it before beginning because I wanted to pretend I was painting him from life – then compare mine to his.
So this is my Van Gogh…
And here is Van Gogh’s Van Gogh…
Of course, there’s no comparison, but this was such a fun experiment, and I think I’ll be framing this one for my own wall.
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