Most people think they have to be a so-called “artist” or have a special talent to create art worth showing off. We respectfully disagree! With the proper step-by-step guidance and encouragement, you can recreate easy famous paintings from the comfort of your home. Here are some ideas of easy famous paintings you can learn to paint online.
Paint like Van Gogh – The Starry Night
“Starry Night is one of the most recognized pieces of art in the world. It is absolutely everywhere, too. It can be seen on coffee, mugs, t-shirts, towels, magnets, etc. Honestly, it sometimes feels as if the painting’s fame has exceeded that of its creator. It is a magnificent piece of art. That Starry Night resonates with so many people is a testament to how its beauty is timeless and universal.”
Source: Van Gogh Gallery
You can totally get lost in this fascinating Van Gogh painting, channel your inner impressionist and be amazed at the results. If you decide to give it a go, you will have a beautiful rendition of this painting to hang up proudly at home or gift to a loved one. A Van Gogh masterpiece made by you will also be a great addition to your arsenal of at-home activities during the pandemic.
Did you know that “The Starry Night” took Van Gogh 10 years to finish? Read the story behind this painting.
Paint like Klimt – The Kiss
Gustav Klimt’s most famous artwork, ‘The Kiss’, is another painting you can totally nail at home while sipping on your favourite drink. This couple embrace is challenging enough to make justice to the master painter of symbolism.
We hosted an online sip and paint class ‘Paint like Klimt’ back in April and the response was phenomenal. Don’t be afraid to give it a try and let your creativity unfurl!
Paint like Andy Warhol
“Art is anything you can get away with” – Andy Warhol
Want to try something a bit different and fun? Try your hand at creating your own piece of pop art inspired by Andy Warhol. You will be able to easily express yourself, break the mould and turn everyday stuff into art.
In the 1960s, Warhol became known as one of the leading artists of the pop art movement.
“Pop artists felt that art should reflect modern life and so they made art inspired by the world around them – from movies, advertising and pop music to comic books and even product packaging.
Warhol was famous for exploring everyday and familiar objects in his work, using brands such as Coca-Cola, Brillo and Campbell’s Soup.
He liked the idea of taking ordinary things, for example cereal or bananas, and turning them into art.”
Source: Make Pop Art Like Warhol
Do you feel like getting as iconic as it can get? Paint the artist that so many are inspired by. A woman of incredible talent and fierce eyebrows. There’s definitely no right or wrong way to paint Frida, just the desire to have a blast and bring her essence to life.
Don’t believe in your talents but want to give it a go? Frida Kahlo is so iconic that there have been thousands of pictures of her created over the years. At Paint for Fun, we’ve seen MANY renditions of her and none of them look the same. It’s amazing to see the unique style on show and how our beginner artists portray their own personality embodied in this famous artist.
Read this interesting article about the hidden meanings in Frida Kahlo’s paintings
Paint ‘Water Lilies’ like Monet
“Water Lilies is an extension of my life. Without the water, the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.” – Claude Monet.
Claude Monet’s Water Lilies is beloved around the world, a radiant example of French Impressionism and the glory found in nature.
Did you know that the reddish tone in Monet’s famous water lilies painting was due to the fact he had cataracts and was nearly blind? It just goes to show that painting is as much about feeling as it is about seeing. You can absolutely revive that feeling and pay tribute to this visionary painter.
Inspired? Check out our events calendar and keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming sessions involving famous paintings and painters.
We’d love for you to join us on our online or studio classes.
Stay safe, stay creative!
Paint for Fun team