This 20-page e-book examines the materials, methods, and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh’s Provençal Landscape Paintings during his time in Arles in the south of France (1888-90). It describes in detail his style and technique including his unique approach to colour, paint and brushwork. Information about Van Gogh’s supports (or canvases) and grounds, as well as a colour guide and pigment analysis are provided for each painting.
The e-book contains two master copy painting exercises, which guide you step-by-step through each stage of Van Gogh’s painting process, and includes his authentic colour palette:
A Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889)
The Starry Night (1889)
By copying these paintings, you will gain a visceral insight into Van Gogh’s painting style and technique. The learning you will gain, you can then apply to your own work.
A complete materials and equipment list is provided in the opening section of this e-book. You can download digital images of the paintings in the “Print Paintings” tab below.