This picture was inspired by a silly comment I overheard at a party - a man made a comment about the painting of the purple spring flowers and another man cupped his hands around his eyes like goggles , referring to his eyes ... and I thought: Irises!. I squinted for days at Vincent's self portrait to get every stroke right, and by focusing so closely, I was able to capture something of the original's intensity.
Van Gogh's Irises
16 x 8 inches
Stroke for stroke this is an accurate homage to Vincent Van Gogh's self portrait, done in collage. Look closely and you will find the "Starry Night" and his Sunflowers and yes, even Van Gogh's "Irises"!