Copying Masters (2) – Van Gogh

This is a study done when I first experimented with acrylic (or painting with anything). I stared at the original for days couldn’t figure out how to achieve that sense of unity. Eventually I decided to paint the whole canvas with a dark shade of burnt sienna and “drawing” on top of it.

Original (from vangoghonline.com)

Still Life With Yellow Straw Hat , 1881-5, oil on paper mounted on canvas (14.25 × 21 in)

My copy:

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