The artworks shown on this page are all original artworks painted from direct observation in a style inspired by Vincent van Gogh. They were created as part of my tableau vivant portrayals of van Gogh at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, October, 2010. The first one shown here, a portrait of Joe Talmadge, was created at the de Young Museum’s Friday Night Cultural Encounter Soirées in celebration of the exhibition Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.
Portrait of Joe Talmadge
36 inches wide by 23 inches high, acrylic and pigment ink on canvas
Joe sits for his portrait as I paint him at the de Young Museum
In preparation for the tableau vivant performance I started working digitally from life inn my studio using Corel Painter and a Wacom Cintiq 21UX tablet.
Pigment and acrylic on canvas , 30" x 36 "
Portrait of Al Honig
29 inches x 34 inches, pigment and acrylic on canvas
This portrait, also created as part of my van Gogh tableau vivant performance, is of sculptor Al Honig . This de Young Museum’s Friday Night Cultural Encounter Soirées was celebrating the exhibition Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. The photos that depict me painting Al are by Gil Rego, Jr., taken for the the SF Weekly, unless otherwise stated.
With the other Tableaux Vivants!
Myself as van Gogh, Dede Wilsey, President of the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Peggy as Berthe Morisot and John Buchanan, Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Mr. Buchanan sadly passed away on December 30, 2011. He achieved great things at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums and made a significant contribution to the cultural richness of the San Francisco Bay Area. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family.