As you know, my Genius our project is painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. A couple of days ago, I started to draw the painting. After I drew it, I made changes to make sure it looked somewhat like the original painting. Then I decided to outline the mountains or land list black paint. I proceeded to fill in my outline with a variety of blues and blacks like the original painting, which was very easy because all you have to do is mix colors together. I decided to leave it alone and let it dry after that.
The type of paint I’m using is acrylic paint. I’m using acrylic paint because my mom said that oil pastels are too messy, which I still don’t understand. Vincent Van Gogh originally used oil pastels for his painting. Van Gogh painted with a style called Post-Impressionism. Post-Impressionism means to express your feelings in the painting with bold color or with an image.
At first, this project seemed hard because of all the time and effort it would take to paint a famous artist’s painting. As I’ve been working on it, it seems a lot easier. I have learned a lot about Vincent Van Gogh, and the way he painted Starry Night. Van Gogh’s inspiration for Starry Night was a view that he had from the asylum’s window. The asylum that he was at was the Saint-Paul asylum located in southern France. Vincent spent most of his time in France because that’s where his brother, Theo, lived.