Van Goghs starry night

9 Nov 2009
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This is my interpretation of starry night into fabric. My nephew John had been looking for a Van gogh print for his new home and wasn't happy with anything he found so being the wonderful aunt I am I surprised him with ths wall hanging. John has very expensive taste so I was hoping he would like it.I was relieved to see he was happy with it as was his friends! During the process I found myself amazed with van gogh's brush strokes. I had been introduced to a brilliant artist who in the past I over looked. I am now finishing up my 3rd van Gogh quilt. I have never had any classes to learn techniques so I guess I am self taught. I painted the scene freehand to the best of my ability and then began to cover it with fabric.

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cousette wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 12:00 PM

Looks great, indeed !

arlijohn wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 2:22 PM

I love your interpretation of "Starry Night"

lin-e-bee wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 3:37 PM

Wow - this really sets the mood -  well done - love to see some more of your work.  :-))

lisa h2 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 9:22 AM

Thankyou for the kind words:)

Storymuse wrote
on 4 Dec 2009 3:30 PM

Beautiful quilt! Did you fuse small bits of fabric to your painted background?

lisali wrote
on 5 Dec 2009 2:22 PM

This is one of my favorite pieces of Van Goghs! When I first went to work for the Museum of Modern Art in NYC in the 80's I stood in front of it and cried, so much more beautiful it was in person than in all of the books and posters I had owned, WOW...  But this!  You did a fantastic job!  I love your work!


Later, LI

Rinachiyya wrote
on 8 Dec 2009 8:32 AM

Wahooooooooooooooooo , you are a real artist.

How in heavens name did you get the look of the brush strokes like that.

I love i it is gorgeous.

Vincent would love it too Lisa.

on 27 Apr 2010 2:17 PM

OMG its beautiful. My husband has asked me to make a Stary night quilt as well.. So you painted this they how did you cover it with fabric. I am al little lost.


hrxnowak wrote
on 29 Apr 2011 3:46 PM

How did you do that? It looks beautiful