Time Out for Art – A blending of styles!

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)

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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!

drawing by Penny

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!

~ Penny


69 thoughts on “Time Out for Art – A blending of styles!

    • 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!!
        x Love

        • 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!

        • 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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  2. 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! 🙂

    • 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?!

          • 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….

    • 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! 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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 🙂

    Andro xxxx

    • 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

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