Tuesday, April 21, 2009


We're doing a caricature of a teacher. I chose to do mine on Louise Captein, my painting teacher. Currently in her class I am exploring the works and techniques of Van Gogh, so I decided to turn her portrait into a Van Gogh style painting. This is the finished product!

I put a tulip in her hand because Louise is from the Netherlands. Holland is stereotyped with tulips and windmills, and she told me that she lived the stereotypical Dutch life. As a child she used to clean tulip bulbs to send to America, so I thought that would be appropriate. I used a swirly background and tried to incorporate as many colors as I could to copy Van Gogh's style.