Day 11: I started an acrylic painting of Blue Stars in the style of Picasso. Each version of my Blue Stars is teaching me a lot about famous artists, techniques and challenges.
The line drawing for my latest piece came into being easily – not so the painting. I’m finding I’m having to experiment a lot with colours and shapes to get an acceptable abstracted, somewhat cubist outcome!
I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of stars makes me dream
– Vincent Van Gogh
I was lucky to find Blue Stars (Chamaescilla Corymbosa) appear in our bush garden this Spring and this pen and watercolour painting followed:
Blue Stars Of Balligar
I love the way the seed pods look heart-shaped from certain angles.
Blue Stars are also called Blue Squill or Mudrurt. It is a tuberous perennial that grows to 10 – 15 cms high with grass-like leaves.
My research to identify this plant educated me about Blue Stars of the astronomical kind and I couldn’t help but draw parallels between them and the intense, short life of Vincent Van Gogh and his dramatic death!