Photo Friday! An ode to Starry Night

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Goghs in the Dark!

This May, we’ll be staging Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  To promote and celebrate the show, Jaclyn Scobie designed and painted a banner, adding some of Shakespeare’s characters to Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting, The Starry Night.

The Starry Night, 1889, Vincent van Gogh

Jaclyn used lots of white, yellow, gold, blue, and violet paint.  She thickened the paint with gel medium, so that it would “leap” off the canvas a bit more and applied the paint in short, unblended strokes to mimic van Gogh’s Expressionist style.   The canvas was quite wrinkled and the wrinkles were sort of like “speed bumps” that stopped her from blending the paint!  The fairies glow – or should I say “Gogh” – in the dark!  The banner is now hanging in one of Central Commerce Collegiate Institute’s upper windows – check it out!


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