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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In the style of Van Gogh, Still Life: Vase with Pink Roses, Penny Stewart

Well, I don't have a style.  LOL. So I have been painting the masters in the hopes of finding one that fits me, but so far I am just having fun learning about all the painters who do have styles. I find that most of them have many different ways of interpreting a subject, and they evolved over the years to do many styles. As I paint each one, I read about the artist, his life and his art, and I am educating myself. I have learned to like Picasso, which is amazing to me because I used to say it did not appeal to me at all. If you want to see some of my almost 30 replicas of Miniature Masterpieces, go to my Ebay store. They are all ACEO size, 3.5 x 2.5 inches, and done in acrylics.

Here is my latest Van Gogh. He painted pink roses originally, but they faded over the years, so you have to imagine what it might have been before time took its toll. I do mat them for framing in a 5x7 or 4x6 size.

and a few that sold already, 
Thomas Lawrence





  1. These are so good Penny....I can see these artists approving. I don't have a style, or at least I don't think I do, I like trying different things to see how they fit :-)

  2. These are all terrific. I see the artist's signature in each of them. You are very good at this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you Lynn and ann for your encouragement. I know artists use to paint the Masters to learn their craft.

  4. Penny, great job on these! I love mini paintings.

  5. It is a wonderful learning experience. Thanks.

  6. Congratulations on your sales! Your work is so eclectic and full of life.

  7. These are great! Congratulations on your sales. I have been trying to find "my" style for a while now. Have a GREAT PPF and keep on making those ACEO's! Is the one that is framed and ACEO? Rasz #62

    1. Yes, they are all ACEO, and I provide a mat with each of them so they can be framed easily, either 4x6 or 5x7.

  8. i think you do have a style, but you haw mimicked van gogh so well here! hard to believe it is an aceo!

  9. Lovely interpretations of the masters' work. We all have our own style and as we grow/change, our style may change. Blessings, Janet PPF

  10. Just awesome. I love the master's and their styles. Congrats. on your sales. I'm kind of missing this PPPP blog. I enjoyed it very much when I was posting here. Great job.

  11. Penny, your work is wondeful! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  12. Thanks for the kudos, everyone. I will keep on doing this until I go off on a different tangent. LOL>


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