Sunday, November 18, 2007

Vincent van Gogh on Pastel

Self Portrait with Cap
Black Chalk
van Gogh

"Pastel is a process which I should like to know. I shall certainly try it someday. If one can paint a head, one ought to be able to learn it in a few hours," van Gogh.



Lisa B. said...

Degas once said that "painting is easy when you don't know how, and very difficult when you do."

Very few individuals master any medium in a period of only a few hours. Kudos to those who do!

Casey Klahn said...
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Casey Klahn said...

I will give Vincent that he qualified his statement. But, I think the old boy was talking out of his hat that day.
Great Degas quote, Lisa.