Van Gogh…


Next up in the artist challenge is Van Gogh, I have always liked this portrait, so I thought why not. I am a big fan of Van Gogh’s work, I love his expressive chunky brushstrokes and have tried to capture them in the other three nails.

Van Gogh

On fake nails I thought I’d try to paint entirely in nail polish for a change. Although I did the outline for the portrait in dark blue watercolour and then filled it in with polish. So the dark blue around his eyes , nose etc is watercolour as is his red beard and hair, only because I had the perfect colour straight from the tube. Also my watercolour brush is so fine, I didn’t want to wreck it with actone. Here are all the polishes I used, no special brands, I tried to keep it to cremes, but one is a shimmer. I did topcoat over the watercolour, but not over the other three nails, I wanted to keep the texture of the brushmarks. Thanks for stopping by, soon I’ll be eating someone’s brains, oh no wait, just doing zombie nails!





Filed under Artists Challenge, handpainted nail art

14 responses to “Van Gogh…

  1. thebubblybrunette

    This looks amazing! Great job πŸ™‚

  2. WOW, you did a really great job !!

  3. These are so detailed! Van Gogh is one of my all time favorite artists so I really love this!

  4. New follower here! This is honestly one of the most incredible manicures I’ve ever seen. Your attention to detail is amazing. I truly love everything about this. Amazing ❀

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