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Cypress Tree Landscape inspired by Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

– Vincent Van Gogh

Road with Cypress and Star by Van Gogh inspired our project today.

Road with Cypress and Star

We started our session learning about the fascinating life of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most famous painters in modern art.

Van Gogh’s bold brush strokes and vibrant colours make his paintings appear to have movement and capture the vibrant spirit of his subject.

We used a lot of paint and brush strokes to capture movement in our own works, take a look:

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Charcoal Trees – A Different Take on Van Gogh

 “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

– Vincent Van Gogh

Today we introduced a new drawing medium to our class; charcoal. Vincent Van Gogh was our inspiration as he used charcoal for many of his preliminary sketches for paintings as well as using charcoal as the primary medium in many of his drawings.

We also introduced the terms: foreground, middle ground and background and explained how objects appear depending on where they are placed on the picture plane.




This project was inspired by Evergreens in Charcoal at the Bees Knees Cousin.

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