Van Gough! Didn't even think of it - but now, that you guys, mentioned it - I can se it
(love his work!)
And thanks so much, everyone, for the kind words!
I really hardly ever paint and never in more realistic style - I paint for fun. So my husband's request was a challenge for sure. But I like artsy challenges.
It wen't through many transformations:https://www.instagram.com/p/BRR7fReANA8/
(video collage of the process pics, if you'd like to see).
Me, too! I saw it in the dry grass and rolling hills.
I love your sky. There's a lot of movement and depth, which is hard to convey in translucency.
I also like how it's more alive in the background, but desolate in the fore. I think you nailed it. Is The Man happy?
Thank you! And yes! The man is happy-ish - while everything was supposed to feel hopeless and drab and somber, he was supposed to embody that delusional (or was it?) lasting hope. Yet his poor horse was supposed to be impossibly scrawny and barely standing.
This whole painting is so out of what I like to paint (and I very rarely paint at all, hoping to change that).
Glad you guys like it! Thank you!