Friday, 27 July 2018

Patchwork Vincent

Ever in need of a creative play day..?
Well this journal page is just that.

Some of you may know I have a love for all that's Vincent.

Such a misunderstood and underestimated Artist,
if he had lived in this day there would have been a lot
more people to listen and guide him through his tormented journey.

*Here's my patchwork Vincent with a few close ups of the process..*

It all started like this on Wednesday, a found Art Journal
with another unfinished page.. Time to play!

The heat wave has been playing havoc with some of my art materials but these
neocolors II's can take it even though they look as if they have seen better days.

As do these very old neocolors which I inherited a few months back.
Just needed to scratch through the surface to find their colour... there it is..!

Not sure these Dina Wakley birds work as crows.
Knew I should have just hand drawn them.

 A little mix of modelling paste works a treat
for adding small amounts of colour and texture.

Strips of Van Gogh Washi and a found sticker or two adds interest
and is a reminder that I still have plenty of this Washi left to use... 
..if I can remember where I have tidied it...

My patchwork Vincent page is complete, or is it??

I think there's still plenty of space to sketch in more snippets
of those greats and I really do need to sort out those crows!

Thanks for stopping by..

Wishing you a Fantastic Friday
and a creative weekend.

Hugs Tracey xx

I'm linking up with PPF
and Art Journal Journey hosted by Chris


  1. I am just in AWE of this Van Gogh inspired page - this scene is so artsy and peaceful and masterly made with exact the perfect amount of interest - and the colours are fantastic - and the look and feel - it is UNIQUE and I am over the moon to see it is dedicated not just to Vincent but also to Art Journal Journey ♥♥♥ !
    You made us happy Tracey! I am always impressed with your creativity and your ideas and techniques! You are such a wonderful insprational blogger!
    Thank you!

    Happy weekend to you!
    Hugs, Susi

  2. WOW this is an amazing and creative page inspired by Van Gogh.
    I can imagine you having loads of fun on the journey to get this resulting piece.
    Yvonne xx

  3. It really looks terrific. Love Neocolour II's they are such fun..
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

  4. I love this it is so full of the same energy but its got your warmth and a mellower vibe to it. Thanks for your visit and comments. x Amanda #35

  5. Totally awesome page Tracey and definitely has a Vincent vibe to it. Such wonderful texture and colour.
    So sorry that we've lost you from our TC DT too and will miss your beautiful and inspiring creations over on the blog.
    Will keep in touch here.
    Fliss xxx

  6. Beautiful page! I'm loving your Vincent patchwork and all the lovely techniques that you used 😁. I think he would like it too and would be amazed at how many people admire his artwork now. I had a play day too (yesterday) and thoroughly enjoyed myself πŸ˜‰. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you the happiest of Fridays! J 😊 x

  7. Wonderful Vincent piece, love all the colours and textures, absolutely stunning. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  8. Gorgeous Vincent art.
    Happy PPF xx

  9. Love the Van Gogh page!
    Lots of steps with a terrific outcome... beautiful!!!
    Happy PPF 🎨

  10. Your Van Gogh inspired landscape is GORGEOUS! I love his use of line, so I did a study of one of his many self-portraits in my art journal a couple of years ago. Happy PPF and blessings!

  11. OK Tracey, you and I are definitely on the same wavelength. I simply adore this. I love the Starry Night (did you know there were two different paintings he named that?) and the Crows Over the Cornfield, which affected me in ways I couldn't believe the first time I saw it. I bought it on canvas and love it dearly, now.

    You are right that this poor man was so misunderstood. We have ways to help people with his "condition" today, but in those days he was simply misunderstood.

    I LOVE this, as I suspect you can tell, but I love it even more that you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    And since I don't want to miss another wonderful post from you, I would LOVE to add you to my left sidebar. But I will only do so with your approval.

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, I know there are lots of mixed feeling regarding Vincent some regarding his style but many regarding the image that has been painted of him but his vision to create an artist community within his little yellow house to me is an inspiration in itself.
      I'm so touched by your words and would be honoured to be part of your create journey too xx Thank you.

  12. You can clearly see where you got your inspiration from. I love how you build up your projects and thank you for your amazing inspiration...the crows look great x

  13. You did a great job turning your Van Gogh inspiration into a beautiful piece of your own. Beautiful!

  14. your beautiful page shows your passion behind it and I love it!! I think the bird stencil works just fine to represent the crows. Well done. Happy PPF!

  15. That's wonderful - such a lovely idea to pay homage to such an iconic artist too! Happy PPF from Number 22 :D

  16. A fantastic Vincent piece, Tracey- you really hit the style, and your neocolors brings his vibrant tones to your artwork, too. Love your patchwork idea, and I`m sure you could have done the craws much better yourself :-)
    Have a lovely Friday evening my friend-
    something went on its way to you today!
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

    1. Thank you very much Dorthe, It was good to just have a play day something I think we all need every now and then. I hope you are enjoying your weekend, we have family over.
      I'm excited to see what you have sent my way. Biggest of (((Hugs))) xx

  17. That's a really lovely Van Gogh piece! It's beautiful work and I love the addition of the washi tape too. Beautiful!

  18. It's beautiful! And very innovative method to create it. :)

  19. I think you have done Vincent Van Gogh proud with this fabulous page Tracey, the starry sky is amazing, the strokes and colours are so beautiful. I am more of a Kandinsky fan but I do love VVG's style too and look forward to seeing more of your projects featuring him. Hugs, Anne xx

  20. This is just brilliant Tracey! Earlier this year I went to the National Gallery to see the Monet exhibition, while I was there I made sure to visit Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and chair! It is amazing to see all these works or art close up and see the strokes from the brushes they held. Claude Monet, and John Constable are my favourites xx oh and may I ask where you found the lovely Van Gogh Washi ? Xx

  21. I do love your van Gogh page. Your blogpost reminded me of my crayons, should take them out and work with those (when the weather cools down, right now they Γ‘nd I would melt...) Have a great weekend!

  22. Oh Tracey, 'gob smacked' is the only way to describe what I felt when I first saw this! I too love Vincent's art - confess to crying when I saw an exhibition in Paris! I was thinking as I was reading your post that I would like to add you to my side bar when I get home and scrolling down to the comment box see that Elizabeth is also of the same mind! I love how the neo- colour IIs have blended here - I am becoming quite addicted to different crayons at the moment!Thank you so much for linking to my theme at Art Journal Journey! Have a great weekend! Hugs,Chrisx

    1. Thank you so much Chris, I was determined to try and join in this month, i'm keeping my fingers crossed that I may be able to join in more often.
      I'm so touched by your words and humbled to think you wish to add me to your side bar Thank YOU.
      I have an addiction for anything that we can make a mark with hee hee.. enjoy the rest of your time away xx

  23. Wonderful homage! Such beautiful work!

  24. Wonderful creation tribute to Van Gogh ~ love the birds too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  25. Ohhh what a beautiful tribute. Well done on this and I love all of the colors.

  26. Fabulous page Tracey!!! xxx

  27. Vincent is my one of my favourite artists. Wonderful page, Tracey. Kisses, my friend.

  28. Tracey!! This is gorgeous!! I have so waited to see the whole piece! WOW! I so love how you used so many different products and those colors...even though the heat has gotten to them, well they produced such glorious results! You truly would make Vincent proud!
    Yes, I am with you about Vincent, poor soul...Don McLean felt the same way!
    And I giggled when you wrote about the washi you tidied up,I am still searching for a few things I have put away! heehee
    Sending hugs this Sunday morn
    Jackie xx

  29. How clever! I painted a Van Gogh once for a class. It was then I realized just how many brush strokes he used. Your piece is wonderful!!

  30. How clever! I painted a Van Gogh once for a class. It was then I realized just how many brush strokes he used. Your piece is wonderful!!

  31. lol, I am a birder as well and I know the crows are not as easy a they seem :)
    I´m just beginning to paint so I was happy to read your post :)

  32. I love your Tracy version of Van Gogh. It is full of color and looks like a beautiful place to visit on top of it all. Thanks for visiting my blog. :) Hugs-Erika

  33. Just wow Tracey. Love how you were inspired. You have created wonderful depth to your piece and I adore the colours. The heat has been playing havoc with some of my products too. Travy ❤️❤️

  34. I love what you did with those old colors... Wow! You are an amazing and creative artist!

  35. Well... I can't say that I am a huge VVG fan, but I can totally appreciate his work, with his very definitive style. I once watched a documentary of his life... so sad!!!. Tracey you have captured Van Gogh's style wonderfully in your homage to him with the many brush/paint strokes, the starry sky is fabulous and your take on his work is amazing!!!. Xxx

  36. Hi Tracey, very arty today. Vincent was a wonderful artist with a brilliantly creative eye and I love what you've done too. Have a great week, Angela xXx

  37. Clever, inspiring and educational, love your fab work.xx

  38. This is amazing Tracey, a real work of art! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  39. Once in school we mixed tempera paint with some sort of laundry soap to make this super thick paste to recreate this very scene. That was fun, but not successful, as the paint chipped right off... :( But your result is truly remarkable. I would totally frame this for the hall. :) Hugs, Autumn

  40. Hi Tracey! This is fabulous!! I'm a Van Gogh, too! Gorgeous journal page!!

  41. Thanks for your visit earlier ..... still stamping small bags!!!
    Love that artwork, so clever. Well done.
    Have a good week
    Christine #22

  42. This is lovely!! I like being able to see the progress of your creative process!!

  43. WOW....totally awesome. Great colors, texture and excitement


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