Best Friends

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
– Vincent van Gogh

Best Friends

6″ x 9″ Watercolor

This is done from a photo by Catherine at WetCanvas.  It’s the first time I have been able to participate over there in a long time.  This painting will be part of my art licensing collection called “Patchwork Puppies”.  I only have 6 weeks before I go to the Atlanta show, so I am working like crazy on my mockups.  Fun!  🙂

About Vincent van Gogh

The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh worked as an artist for only ten years, but he had a profound and lasting effect on the art world. He was born in 1853 in Zundert. He briefly became a minister but was dismissed for caring too much about his impoverished parishioners. His brother, Theo, was a close friend and supporter. He only sold one painting during his lifetime. He is known for his heavy brushstrokes and strong colors. He died in 1890 of suicide.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Artswebshow
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 21:10:36

    I like this.
    The chequered effect gives this a really cheery mood.
    Excellent.
    Good luck with the show

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  2. Carol King
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 17:04:32

    OMG! I love this! Beth, I looked at the original photo and I must say you have a special eye! Like Leslie, I agree that this is a great interpretation. I want to hug both the doggie and the kitty.

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  3. Joan T
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 13:00:03

    I love the idea of the calico prints with these. What are you doing at the show in Atlanta? Did I miss something??? That’s what happens when I travel…I never get all of what is happening.

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  4. lesliepaints
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 12:15:20

    What a great interpretation from the photo reference, Beth! I wish you best of luck with this new venture you are on.

    Reply

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