Dutch Pollard Willows (Collage)

Olga van Dijk

Avondale (Pennsylvania), United States

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For this collage painting I “recycled” 3 of van Gogh’s trees, pictures from a very old art book (1946).
The trees were half “amputated” so I had to finish them myself.
The nice thing of a collage painting is, that the artist can totally change the image.
And so I did.

The cutting and gluing is a most precise work.
(Use Matte Medium (Liquitex) only; it’s an excellent glue medium for Collages!)
I painted a Dutch snow landscape between the trees, changed the trees and gave it the typical Dutch Willow Tree character.

I JUST LOVE IT.
Hope you enjoy it as well.
I think van Gogh would! (smile)

Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo
(c.15 October 1881)
”If one draws a pollard willow as if it were a living being, which after all is what it really is, then the surroundings follow almost by themselves, provided only that one has focused all one’s attention on that particular tree and not rested until there was some life in it.”

and…
”… in all nature, for instance in trees, I see expression and soul… ”
5 November 1882

I can’t agree more

30x 30 cm (12×12×1 inches)
Deep studio wrapped Canvas
Medium: Acrylic and Paper.

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