oil on masonite
I watched this fantastic PBS show last night called 'The Power of Art' - the first in this series featuring Van Gogh, highlighting his 'Wheatfield With Crows'. My God - what an incredible work of art. I woke up thinking about that painting and just had to paint it. 'Wheatfield With Crows' is, in a basic description, made up of primary colors - which is something I try to avoid in my own work. It's funny how I am so drawn to other artists' paintings with those blues, reds, yellows and greens - but I have hated anything I've done with those basic primary colors. I thought I'd put aside my apprehensions and give it another try - with the focus of the painting being Van Gogh's vivid pallette. I really enjoyed working on this piece.