From sunflowers to self-portraits, learn how to make art like the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.
Vincent van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter whose work — notable for its beauty, emotion, and colour — highly influenced 20th-century art. He struggled with mental illness and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. Van Gogh was known for his thick application of paint on canvas, called impasto.
LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. Written & directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman. Coming to Australian cinemas, November 2. The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who traveled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.
How did van Gogh Paint?
- The Brushwork follows the form
- Step 1: Starting with line
- Step 2: Washing in your first layer
- Working with Paynes Grey
- Working with Paynes Grey Part 2
- What is Midtones and Highlights
- What is Midtones and Highlights Part 2
- Step 3: Wash in your Primary Colours
- What is Primary Colours?
- How to choose your brush?
- What is Impasto?
- Step 4: Time for Impasto!
- Using Impasto
- Different Brush Strokes
- Step 5: Study van Gogh’s Brush Strokes
- Vincent’s favourite colours