Channeling Van Gogh

Hello Friends,

Many Sunday afternoons find me at the puzzle table at the Unitarian Church of Ventura, trying to fit in just one last piece before heading out for the day!

Recently we’ve been putting together a puzzle that’s a lovely collage of Vincent Van Gogh paintings. I was working on the “Irises” section of the puzzle, and was inspired to create my own version of it.

I’ve actually seen “Irises” in person. It hangs at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and it’s a magnificent piece.

Here’s my interpretation of “Irises,” in my own style. “Channeling Van Gogh,” 30 x 40 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas.

Click on any of the images for more information about this painting.

Cassandra Tondro, "Channeling Van Gogh, Irises," abstract art

Detail images:

Cassandra Tondro, "Channeling Van Gogh, Irises," abstract art

Cassandra Tondro, "Channeling Van Gogh, Irises," abstract art

Cassandra Tondro, "Channeling Van Gogh, Irises," abstract art

Cassandra Tondro, "Channeling Van Gogh, Irises," abstract art

Where do you find inspiration? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,
Cassandra

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  1. It’s a beautiful piece! I cried the first time I saw Van Gogh’s “Irises” at The Getty. Love puzzles; there’s one up at the Hill Road Library that I add to every time I go there.

    1. Hi Mary! Yes, I know what you mean about seeing the painting in person. You think you’ve seen it, but it’s so much more powerful when you’re standing there right in front of it. I love puzzles, too! But I can’t have them at home, because they’re so addictive.

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