A Starry Christmas


A Starry Christmas

“A Starry Christmas” allowed me to try something new by experimenting with the “Thick Paint” feature of Painter 2018. I was able to make a close study of van Gogh’s brush strokes by placing a copy of “The Starry Night” on a separate layer to refer to as I painted my composition on the “Thick Paint” layer. I created my own brush variants in an attempt to emulate the brush stokes of the master painter. I also began reading Vincent’s biography and correspondence to his brother Theo.
I am not sure van Gogh would be appreciative of my efforts but it was sure a learning experience for me.

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  • Laura Armit Reply


    December 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm
  • lcornwell Reply

    I love this technique. It’s a great adaptation of van Gogh’s The Starry Night!

    December 19, 2018 at 9:11 pm
    • rtremblay62 Reply

      Thanks Linda. It is really fun playing with the “Thick Paint” brushes. I love the fact that I could adjust the brushes.

      December 23, 2018 at 9:59 pm
  • marci potts Reply

    I Love this you did a fabulous job thank you for sharing how you achieved this effect it’ s absolutely wonderful!!!

    December 19, 2018 at 8:16 am
    • Ruth Tremblay Reply

      Thanks Marci. I had a great time doing this. Following van Gogh’s brush strokes gave me a lot of insight in understanding his moods when he painted this.

      December 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm

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