My section will be the top right and will include some of those paintings on the wall. Unlike the painting above, which is from 1888, we are actually painting the 1889 version he made and I've been trying to research which Van Gogh paintings he depicted in that section. Unfortunately, I have only been able to find out about the version he painted of this in 1888 and the people are decidedly different. If you know, I'd love to find out!
The reception for the show is tomorrow night: Wednesday, October 2nd, from 5 to 7pm. I will be painting my section on Tuesday, October 9th, from about noon until I finish. You can find out more about the show and see when the other artists will be painting here.
Each of the artists in the show will also display a piece of their own and here is the painting I submitted:
Still Life with Rudy's Feathers, acrylic on 12 x 16 inch wood panel.
Rudy is the name of my bird, though those are not all his feathers (I think there is a hawk and a crow feather in there). Just the pink ones though in real life they are red. I was going to title the piece Still Life with Alex's Feathers because they are my daughter's collection but then I didn't want anyone to think the photograph in the painting is her. Now they will just think the girl's name is Rudy I suppose. I have painted that little girl three times now, though I'm sure she looks different every time. I have found 2 different photographs of her (at my local antique shop I think). The one above and then the one I based this painting on: