Photographing the Stages of Painting an Abstract Landscape
I photographed the process of painting one of my big landscapes. I thought it would make an interesting pictorial blog.
I have done a detailed description at the end of this blog outlining the inspiration and details that went into the piece, along with the title and measurements.
The original is sold but it is available as prints, posters and greeting cards.
Here it goes:
And then finally, drum-roll please, the finished product:
Cosmic Dance by Cherie Roe Dirksen
Acrylic and textured acrylic on Canvas — 40″ × 30″
INSPIRATION BEHIND THE ART:
It probably goes without saying that I love the work of Van Gogh. I had a dream the night before I embarked on this painting.
I was in a field and was looking up at the night sky and the stars. I’m not sure if the spirit of Van Gogh was with me or if he was standing by my side, but I was being shown how he saw the night sky. How the stars looked like wormholes and were dancing and twinkling. When I woke up I knew exactly how I wanted to paint this picture and this is the product.
This painting was also done to the sounds of Tchaikovsky. I was also burning lavender and vanilla essence which is very calming and soothing, and vanilla is said to be an aphrodisiac — so this painting is one for the bedroom!
(PS. No, I don’t paint in my Sunday best — this was taken the day after I finished)
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