Monday Motivator: Storms

Monsieur P Artiste Monday Motivator from Marion Boddy-Evans Isle of Skye art Studio

“Storms can be seen and drawn in two ways: firstly as a subject and secondly as a gestural storm on the paper. The very nature of both is turmoil and an interweaving of elements, inks, makes, water, and tossed objects.”

Sarah Simblet, The Drawing Book, page 200

Vincent van Gogh might be said to symbolize a third storm, that of the artist’s temperament, our emotional weather.

In 1890 he wrote to his mother about a painting with a stormy sky he’d done: “And while my illness was at its worst, I still painted, among other things a reminiscence of Brabant, cottages with mossy roofs and beech hedges on an autumn evening with a stormy sky, the sun setting red in reddish clouds.

Reminiscence of Brabant” by VIncent van Gogh. 1890, oil on canvas on panel, 29.4 cm x 36.5 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Add a comment here: