31DC2016 Day 27: Inspired by Starry Starry Night

Painted Fingertips | Starry starry night nail art for the #31DC2016

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is inspired by an artwork. I decided to recreate van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night. Painted Fingertips | Starry starry night nail art for the #31DC2016

I started with a base of LA Girl Brilliant Blue, rather than my usual white base. I thought this would work better in the largely blue painting, but I ended up painting over it entirely in any case. The picture has been painted using acrylic paint. Painted Fingertips | Starry starry night nail art for the #31DC2016

I found it surprisingly difficult to create the intense brushstrokes. It took a while, but I was reasonably happy with it in the end. I was getting a bit tired by the time I came to my thumbnail, though, and I wasn’t 100% happy with how it turned out. I think the artwork is clear enough so that’s the main thing! Starry starry night is such an iconic painting and I’ve always liked it. It’s about time I did it on my nails! I actually did attempt it once before, a LONG time ago. It was a disaster and it’s good to see what a long way I’ve come! Painted Fingertips | Starry starry night nail art for the #31DC2016

In previous years, I’ve done Jazz by Matisse, a fun crazy artwork by Megan Duncanson, and artsy ink blotches.

Image from Chalkboard Nails

Image from Chalkboard Nails

Only four days to go! Posting daily really gets intense. Take a look at some more artwork-inspired nails at these links:

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