Saturday, January 22, 2011

Burro...Gogh-ing My Way?

The support
This is a 7x5 archival canvas panel.
#1 step...Dribble on white gesso and black gesso. Loosely mix while covering the surface. This results in a textured swirling marble pattern in a gray value.
Apply thinned patches of cad. red lt. and yel. ochre acrylic.
An inspiring support to work on right from the start. Even a drawing on it often looks complete.
The Painting

Close ups

Oil on a toned 7x5 archival canvas panel.
This is my contribution to the WDE this week. The host, Kay, also issued the challenge to do this week's painting in a Van Gogh style.

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Cartoon Extra

Just thought I'd throw this in for the heck of it. By the way...that red at the top of the head and the chin are meant to represent Vincent's hair and beard. Wouldn't want ya to think that's a stub of an ear up there . No animals were harmed in the making of this blog!

Luke 18:27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”


  1. Oh, how sweet is that? Burrows are quite endearing. Wonderful "Van Gogh-ish" painting (and "toon")!

  2. What a gorgeous little burro! And that humorous cartoon mimicking Van Gogh's plight is perfection, Dean! LOL

  3. Thank you, Celeste! Yes, I think burros look endearing...kinda like a very large rabbit. Lol.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, Sherry!

  5. Thank you, Arti. I appreciate you stopping by.

  6. Your support is right up my alley! Nice! I like the burro that rose from your wonderfully chaotic background. The cartoon still has me grinning. Thanks for that.


  7. You are a marvel Dean, always sharing with everyone. Another tip to put into the memory banks to try. Now I don't know what a burro looks like - they seem to be available only in America, but it looks a bit like a mule you would find over here - and a rather fine representation of one!

  8. Thanks for the tip Dean! Great effect with the marble pattern then the painting over it, without going over it with the painting. Well done.!


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