Van Gogh Journal Collaged Pages
I really enjoyed playing with colors and design on these two pages! First, I glued a tiny sheet of music down. Then I painted over that page and around his portrait on the right with some lemon yellow acrylic mixed with matte medium to make it transparent.
I had copied a couple of his paintings out of another book I have. Then I tore off pieces that I wanted to use. I also copied a photo of his pen and ink drawing called Weaver at the Loom. I used pieces of a copy of his painting Cafe Terrace at Night, some of the cobblestone walkway and the people at the tables, too.
In some places I pasted a few small pieces of my own scrap palette paper with dried acrylic paints on it.
Then on the right page I glued down a portion of a letter he wrote to Theo letting him know what supplies he needed. I tore some orange and blue pieces of tissue paper to glue down. And I painted over his portrait making his eyes look more intense!
Next I found my word “connection” for this year which happened to be printed on a blue card from a poetry magazine. After I tore it out and glued it, I wrote three synonyms: unite, relation and join.
Lastly, I finished with the very tips of a brush making whispy marks around the page and painting a few lavender lilies.
Have a wonderful day! 😀
Posted on February 5, 2021, in Art Talk and tagged acrylics, art journal, collage, painting, Portraits, Vincent Van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh Quote: Letter #220, Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portraits. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.