Much as I would love to be a part of the Painting a Day community, I simply don't have the time. A painting or two a month is probably more me.
However, when I do have a day off, and am feeling inspired, It's always fun to throw myself into it and see what I can do.
Yesterday, inspired by Shanti Marie's Tribute to Monet, I decided to do an artist tribute as well.
After a quick flick through one of my Van Gogh books, I found a painting I liked, Plain of La Crau.
Since it's just an exercise, I decided to use a canvas sheet rather than a stretched canvas. I also thought for the fun of it, I'd take pictures along the way. :-)
Also, as I was going to try to get this done in a day, I simplified his painting a lot, rearranging to make it a little easier on myself.
The finished result.
I certainly don't think it's anything special, and I don't think my composition is the greatest, but it was fun, and I am looking forward to doing another. :-)