“Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes, work never begun.”
– Christina Rossetti
Masters Study – Vincent Van Gogh
2.5″ x 3.5″ ATC – Gouache on Art Spectrum Colourfix
When I first started painting, again after a 30 year absence, I joined an ATC exchange on WetCanvas where we studied the Masters. I learned so much in this swap, because I have no formal art training. I understood why they were the Masters while I was studying their paintings. I did these in early 2008. Since I haven’t been able to paint much in the last few days, I thought I would share some of these ATCs. The original Van Gogh painting is here.
I had a great lesson with my new flight instructor yesterday. I have renewed hopes for actually getting my private pilot’s license. YAY!
About Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti, the Victorian era English poet, is known for the melancholy themes in such poems as “Goblin Market” and “When I Am Dead.” She was born in 1830 in London to Italian-born parents. Her father was poet Gabriele Rossetti and her brother was the painter/poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti. She rejected two marriage proposals because, although she loved both men, neither shared her religious devotion. According to her brother, she wrote effortlessly and rapidly. She died in 1894.