The painting below is Still Life: Drawing Board, Pipe, Plate with Onions, “Annuaire de la Santé,” and Sealing-Wax. Painted by Vincent van Gogh. Those of us who consume art and dive into its history knows this painting well. Some say in a round about way this is a self-portrait of the man himself. I scan this picture of the painting from a calendar I had from last year. As I was looking at it I got whiff of inspiration to paint it. So that’s what I did, kinda. The dimensions of this painting did not lean itself to any of the canvas I had, so decide to paint only a few things in the painting.
Still Life: Drawing Board, Pipe, Plate with Onions, “Annuaire de la Santé,” and Sealing-Wax by Vincent van Gogh
So below is my version without a few items. All I had available was a 9″ x 12″ canvas board. So I decided to paint the items in the center of the table. That meant I was going to leave out the wine bottle, the pipe(which I wish I would have left in now) the candle and the sealing-wax. My goal wasn’t to get the color exact, it wasn’t to get the texture correct, or even get the shapes perfect, it was just to have fun painting from a famous piece from an artist I greatly appreciate. Now of course his painting is in oil, where mine is done in acrylics, but I must say I love the colors in mine and the way it turned out. It was a blast to do and I plan on painting it again in oils, and paint the complete painting next time.
My version of Still Life: Drawing Board…9″ x 12″ Acrylics on Canvas Board