Thursday, 14 March 2013

Van Gogh Starry Night Paintings

Interpretation of Van Gogh's Starry Night Painting
A few weeks ago the children painted with some lovely acrylic paints their own interpretation of Van Gogh's starry night. Van Gogh has been our artist of the week and we have discussed his work and style and looked at some of his other paintings. Over the past two weeks we finished these paintings with some oil pastel highlights.

Black paper 12x18 inches
Acrylic Paint in various colours yet mainly blues, yellow and white
Oil Pastels in various colours (we also used some metallic ones)
Print of Van Gogh's starry night painting

They came out wonderfully, lovely and bright, with swirls, movement and small lines. The paint is also applied thickly in typical Van Gogh style.  If the children missed the first lesson with the paints they just drew in oil pastel. As always I think they look wonderful although many are quite different from the original!

Children's Van Gogh Starry Night Paintings


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