I love the “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. (A very well known piece of art). I also like “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh (another well know piece of art), so I decided to blend, (somewhat) the two styles in my rendering below. And of course there’s a bit of my own style in there too.
(Credit to Wikipedia for prints of each painting)
I call my rendering Love. I was fascinated by the gold coloring and romantic symbolism of Klimt and equally fascinated by the mesmerizing swirls and hues of colors of Van Gogh, The result below!
First I drew the figures and swirls in pencil and then sketched over the drawing with different colors of Ink. Darkening the background between the swirls. The colors are more vivid in the actual sketch and the gold sparkles in the light, which was an interesting effect for me to try!
All in all, it was great fun playing with the colors. I also enjoyed placing the two, slightly surreal lovers in a very affectionate and loving pose!
I hope you enjoyed too!
Today it’s Thursday which means it’s “Time out for Art” over at Zeebra DeSigns & Destinations be sure and check out Lisa’s Lesson for the day. A wonderfully entertaining post, moving and inspirational as well!
Thanks for stopping by, Have an excellent day today!
69 thoughts on “Time Out for Art – A blending of styles!”
Gorgeous work 🙂
Thank you Melanie, and thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your time here. 🙂
Absolutely stunning Penny! Your unending list of talents never cease to amaze me. 🙂
Thanks LuAnn. Just part of who I am, is all! 🙂
Penny this is fantastic, you have so many talents! I LOVE it!
Thank you Ute. I was a portrait artist when my children were small, and I was coping with an illness, so it was the way I could earn a living from home! I’ve always loved art! Again sincere thanks, have an excellent weekend my friend! xo
Wow, so when I come to visit, you can draw me????
Yup! Send me a photo of you that you like Ute, I’ll give it a try now, if you want to! 🙂 xo
Penny, would you really do that? I shall have a look for a picture! You are very generous! 😀
Yes, a sketch though, not a painting or anything, is that okay? 🙂
Oh yes a sketch, I didn’t mean an Oil painting for my castle……. hehe
When you move into your Castle, I will do a humungous oil painting portrait of you to hang in the hall of portraits, lol!
You need to do one of yourself , as all my friends will be there too! 🙂
I just sent you an email, see if that is ok!
Going to check it out now Ute! 🙂
Perfect Ute! I sent you a reply! I’ll see what I can come up with dear friend of mine! 🙂 xo
Oh Penny – this is amazing. It stands right besides the masters’ works and shines!! LOVE IT! xxx
Thank you Robyn, just a sketch. But it was fun and very interesting to experiment, I have been sketching out a portrait of you feeding your dragon, not too far along but if I can get that done, I will send it on to you, as promised forever ago my bestest friend! Much love, xo
I love this sketch! You are such an awesomely amazing talent Penny — in so many ways. I’m feeding him? Totally excited… take your time though — something to look forward to for sure!!
Yes, the angle of the dragon is the same, so you’re reaching out to him wearing a hooded cape (as viewed from a side angle, hopeful it will turn out the way I want it to!
Oh – A Penny!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Yes it is, a Penny Original, priceless, not sure about that part, but I thank you most sincerely! 🙂 xo
you are a true artist, this is so perfect-amazing!
love it! like the fact that you wrote on it…perfect!
Thank you Doris, very much. It was fun, and different for me too! I am glad you like it my friend. I equally enjoyed your creations as well! 🙂
I was answering in my blog how I love the way you use the two techniques did I tell you, you are brilliant!
Hello again, thank you very much,Doris. I’ve always been that way. Fascinated by different styles. When I painted portraits, I really wanted to explore different techniques by a variety of famous painters also illustrators like Norman Rockwell in this country. When I read I want to understand how the Author writes what he writes, just curious I guess. 🙂
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You did a wonderful job of combining the two Penny. Beautiful work.
I’m I the only one who saw this as if looking through a keyhole? It just made it all the more intriguing. 🙂
Thank you Elizabeth. Yes! Exactly so. Well not so much a keyhole, but I wanted the main effect/focus of combining the two styles to be centered, thank you so much for noticing this! 🙂
wow, penny! this is really special! it’s sensitive and calming yet has energy as well! very nice, sister!
Thank you, very much. I spent some time studying various periods of the different masters from our history around the planet. Each seemed to bring a special “something”. You know what I mean. As I’d mentioned I grew up drawing, then spent about 10 years with oils and acrylics and yes even pastels (lordy that’s a tough one – I was commissioned to do a portrait of a pair of dogs that were black and white with some red in their coat (in pastels) I sweated the final few days of finishing touches, so fearful of botching it. Haven’t done pastels since then, lol! This rendering was meant to become a painting, but sigh … hasn’t happened yet! Thank you again for your lovely compliment, coming from you this really means something to me, my sister! xx
the ‘rendering’ already is a work of art!!! sometimes we improve areas when painting the same subject, and othertimes we lose the spontaneity. do you sometimes wish you had three or four of ‘you’ to pursue all the things that interest you?!
Every single day of my life? do you too?
yes – i’d like one to focus on painting… one to sit and enjoy book after book after book.. printed ones with dust covers and blank pages at the front and back and half title pages and full title pages and copyright info – i actually read all of that and admire the design of the book… then there’s a lisa who wants to do nothing but roam the outdoors, watch the birds all day long, walk thru the woods, paddle the kayak upriver and down.. pick coffee etc… then there’s one who loves to cook.. and garden… but wait, there’s another lisa heading to town to interact with society… and – sigh, yes, i would like to place a request for six or eight ore of me.. after all there is pottery to master and paper mache and….
Yup, I’m packing as I read your comment, I’m also reading all the rest of the things you didn’t write … but they came along in a thought stream anyway, on my way to join you, it all sounds absolutely infinitely, totally and in all ways wonderful!!!!
we are blessed
love the combination of style – inspired
Thank you very much. I centered on the very middle part to create the combo, at least that was what I hoped to achieve. Again thanks for your compliment, sincerely appreciated by me! 🙂
Impressive, Penny! Love the colors and the design. ❤
Thank you Sharla, I enjoyed drawing this, but being creative is always fun isn’t it, dearest talented friend of mine! xx
Very impressive! Or do I mean post-impressionistic..hehe. Love the art, and the story behind it…also the breakdown of the process is intriguing.
Great new look here at the homestead, Penny!
Thanks Karen, just felt it was time for a change, you know how that goes. I do love art and the study of famous artists has always been intriguing to me. Yeah post impressionistic works great, ha, ha!
I sent you an e-mail a couple of days ago, I’m wondering if you got it?
Good Morning, Jueseppi. just found it, and answered. I’m sorry that happened. It went to the wrong place and I missed it the other day, I changed some files around so that shouldn’t happen again. 🙂 xx
Well I am just a big ole glob of spam!! 😉
Hardly Jueseppi, lol. I think all of us get found in spam every now and then. So we all get spammed, it’s the online way of things! 🙂
Good to hear from you, I am responding as we type. 😀
Beautiful rendition. I love it.
Hi Colline. Thank you very much for your compliment. 🙂
There is nothing like a bit, a bit of artistic flair that is, and you certainly have a keen balance between these two fine offerings. I can instantly see the Vincent Van Gogh influence as his work was incredibly rich in creativity and flamboyant in every sense of the word. I like your representations of both Penny 🙂 🙂 Have a most delightful Thursday 🙂
Thank you Andro. I greatly appreciate your compliments. I love to experiment (artistically, with other styles of the famous ones – for fun!) Hoping your Thursday has gone well for you, dear friend of mine! 🙂 xx
That is just too beautiful for words! 🙂
I hug you and hope you had or are still having a great day. Hugs Paula xxx
Thank you Paula, I do love art very much. I’m hoping to do an actual painting of this sketch some day, warm enveloping hugs to you, and I’m having an excellent day, thank you dear friend, hope you do also – in your today, my tomorrow, lol (this is so fun!) 🙂 xx
It is funny! Enjoy the weekend. Huge hug back! Xxx
This is brilliantly portrayed, Penny!
Thank you Asha, it was fun, thank you very much for your lovely compliment! xx
The kiss- an all time fave I got to see up close in Vienna some years ago….
I agree something so incredibly captivating about it! Lucky you! 🙂
A copy of the “kiss” hangs in my bedroom. Nice work combining the two styles.
Hi Ivonne, I can so see that you’d have the “kiss” on your wall! Thank you very much dear friend! xx
You are very talented Penny!
I second that. Penny is, indeed, very talented 🙂
Hello Sarah, thank you for such a lovely compliment, most sincerely felt by me! 🙂
Thank you Gabriella for your lovely compliment.Pretty much my muse has centered around 3 things in my life, the written word (reading or writing) art and love of all things living!
A great focus!
Beauty is all around us isn’t it wonderful!