Impressionist Style

Ever since I was old enough to appreciate paintings, I've been in love with the Impressionists.  The subjects, use of colour, brush strokes and innovation (for that period) has always fascinated me.  The fact that Van Gogh only sold ONE of his paintings during his lifetime astounds me and humbles me at the same time.

This last week I finally decided to attempt an Impressionist style painting.  I knew I wouldn't come close to properly interpreting that style and my painting certainly isn't perfect.  It isn't even what I was trying to create but I love it anyway!


Have a great week!


I wonder if the grass in the forefront is ruining the effect...  


OK so I couldn't stand it, I had to fix that grass...





Amazing how removing a little paint can make such a huge difference.  
NOW I'm happy. :)
P.S.  to give you an idea of how far I've come since I first began painting in 2011, here is one of my earliest paintings.  At the time I painted it, I had Van Gogh's work in mind.  Quite a difference from today n'est pas?
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!
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42 comments:

  1. That is truly beautiful! You are so blessed to be able to paint such a gorgeous picture!
    I am looking forward to your future paintings.

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    1. Thank you so much Diane! I am truly blessed. xox

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  2. Great job! I love it. Hey, I'm curious about your little home. It is so cute. Do you know how many square feet you have? Would love to see a plan of your home sometime.

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  3. Wow! I am in love with the tree and agree the grass looks better after you fixed it. Your talent is amazing!

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  4. I think it is beautiful and you are very talented.

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  5. Wow Anne this is beautiful. You never stop amazing me with your talent. Just gorgeous.
    Kris

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  6. You're incredible Anne - simply incredible - that is just gorgeous!!!
    And I think the grass adds to it - perfectly :)
    XOXO

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  7. Your painting is beautiful! I love it! If you don't mind me saying I truly see the progression of your work. And yes, removing the grass made a difference. Having it sit on the table leaning up against the wall is so perfect. I just did that with a 11X14 photo/frame of fall leaves my husband bought for me. I was walking around the house looking for wall space to hang it and the doorbell rang. I sat the frame down on a small ledge on one of our armoires. There is stays. The perfect spot! ps - I believe you have sold more than Van Gogh at this point, right?

    XO

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  8. You are talented lady! I like the grass better now too! You have come a long way and I admire your dedication! You go girl! I still haven't tried it, but I want to!

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  9. You are amazing. I love how the painting turned out. What a great gift you have to paint. Still lovin my little boat painting. ;)

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  10. Your painting is amazing and a nice hommage to Impressionism. It's amazing how your eye could see their was a problem with the grass and how you were able to fiw it is beyond my understanding since I can only paint a flat surface in one colour!!!

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  11. Anne this is just amazing, you are so talented. I love it. You should try and sell paintings you really have a gift!

    Cynthia

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  12. very beautiful Anne....great colors too!

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  13. Wow, that is a pretty painting, Anne. I love the simplicity of it, and I appreciate nature so much. You're so talented, my friend.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  14. Oh Anne... that is so lovely. It's so rewarding to stick with something and be able to see your own progression. Fabulous!!

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  15. Just incredible Anne!..I am so very impressed with how wonderfully you are doing with your painting...you are so talented...and BTW, I am not sure what has happened, but for some reason your posts have dropped from my email...so I am re-subscribing and hopefully I will get them again...

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  16. Hi Anne ... another very nice painting ... and you can certainly see that you have come a long way in a short time. You did an exceptional job on the group of trees on the right. You are very creative whether in decorating your house of painting a picture. Do what you enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  17. Oh Anne, what a beautiful painting -love the colours!

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  18. Love it! I have to find the time to give painting a try too! Karen@NourishWithKaren

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  19. My goodness Anne, if I only had an ounce of that talent in me, I could be dangerous! Beautiful painting and it looks so pretty on your table with the vignette you created.

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  20. Took my breath away, Anne. I mean it. It's beautiful.

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  21. Beautiful! I love your art Anne. Your a natural painter.

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  22. This is so lovely Anne. I have been wanting to take a painting class forever....I think this winter is the perfect time to finally do it.

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    1. Yes, Lisa - DO IT!!! I enjoy it so, so much. Thanks for your sweet comments xox

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  23. Wow, Anne, that is really beautiful. I have tried my hand at painting a few times, but I can only do fairly abstract work. Not enough talent for all that detail! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Daniela! I didn't like the detailed stuff in the beginning either, but now I'm enjoying the challenge of it!

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    1. Anne, does your talent have no bounds? This is seriously awesome! I love the colours, and you know what? I also loved your ealier painting, too. It felt very Van Gogh to me as well!

      ...sorry - I deleted this comment because I meant to post it as me, not Audrey Would! Oh well!!

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    2. Awww you're so sweet! Thank you so very much Sheila xox

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  25. Great job! The trees are especially nice, with a really impressionist feel to them.

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  26. so beautiful!!! The scale of it all and the colors are wonderful!!Happy PPF!

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  27. You've come a long way baby!! Looks awesome...I liked the grass before you changed it.. it looked like a path above a meadow full of depth! Now it seems like the path is at the same level as the meadow...so I guess it all depends the look you're going for! Well done either way...Gorgeous!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. Beautiful coulours and composition with an enchanting theme

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  29. Very nice! I think you are coming along quite well...keep studying those impressionists, aren't they marvelous? Your painting is lovely...happy PPF!

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  30. Beautiful painting! Love the summer atmosphere and the shade of the trees is so inviting!

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