Café Vino da Vinci with a Masterpiece to take home
A good number of people turned up at Brockenhurst Village Hall to create their own version of Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Chair’.
After a brief talk on Vincent’s life, his relationship with Paul Gauguin, his move to Arles and of course his style and techniques, artists started on their masterpieces.
Some chose freestyle, working completely from scratch whilst others used a grid of the original. A template was also provided as well as an outline sketch of the chair for people to simply colour in with their paints.
In the background – ‘French Café’ music and artists’ enjoyment was enhanced with some French wine (or tea and coffee if preferred).
Once the basic colouring was completed, the next step was to build up the layers of colour to enrich and give a dimensionality to their paintings. Everybody was amazed at how this really improved their first efforts to the extent that everybody without exception, went home absolutely delighted with their achievement.
‘Inspirational’, ‘haven’t picked up a brush since 14 at school’ ‘truly amazing what I’ve done here’ were some of the comments from the evening.
It was a good fun evening with many laughs, a few frowns to start with but beams of pleasure soon followed once people could see what could actually be realised with a little guidance, a few bold strokes, growing confidence and a ‘have a go’ attitude. ‘It’s only paint and paper’! A ‘Masterpiece to take home’ .
‘What next? They were asked? ‘Banksy’ was the response. So, watch this space for the ‘Street Art’ extravaganza in the New Year. BUT …
Will Brockenhurst in the New Forest be ready for it???
Masterpiece to take home