Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Van Gogh Doctor

I've got a few more pictures to post from my Florida trip and a couple other posts in the wings, too, but I thought I'd take today to show you one of the paintings that Amanda recently completed. Inspired by the latest episode of Doctor Who on BBC America, Amanda wanted to do a picture of the 11th Doctor who is played by Matt Smith in a Van Gogh style.  The painting was done in oil, not her favorite medium, but a good choice for portraits.

I told her that I thought he had that "Bill the Nye the Science Guy" look about him and she said that was what she was shooting for - in which case she was right on target! 

16 comments:

  1. Bot being a Doctor Who watcher, I'm clueless, however I DO know who Bill Nye the Science Guy is! And I can see some of him in the painting!

    I'd be fascinated to see what Amanda would do with an oil painting of Tesla!

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  2. wow, impressive! Reminds me of the Munch (The Scream)painting also. Great work! Have a pleasant Tuesday.

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  3. way to go amanda! i love this one! and i love oil too.

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  4. Amanda is so very talented. She's going to go far. I just know it.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

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  5. That's fabulous Amanda, you are one seriously talented young lady. :)

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  6. I am back and not lurnking anymore How nice you got to visit with Miss Bee and Sarge Charlie. We live in Key West Florida and I feel the same way you do about Florida, but we hope to visit again one day, in the winter,

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  7. That's really good!

    I saw Bill Nye on CNN awhile back, I couldn't believe how old he's starting to look.

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  8. Well done, Amanda. The image is right.

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  9. Tell her good work, it does look like Bill Nye. You are lucky, my kids don't want me to share their stuff.
    Kat

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  10. Amanda's art keeps improving by leaps and bounds! I've love Dr. Who since the 80's. Give her a high five for me!

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  11. WOW! That is really a nice piece of art...and I don't even know who Dr. Who is, but this looks good!

    Big hugs, honey...

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  12. I must confess I'm not a Dr. Who follower either, but I know good art when I see it! Impressionism is really a difficult art form - you take squiggles and make them look like something. Great job!!!

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  13. Loved the Van Gogh episode and I was glad they didn't cop out on the "you can't save everyone" message while still admiring the genius that was the man.

    Amanda did a wonderful job with the portrait.

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