This style of painting is one of my all-time favorites. I like how Vincent Van Gogh would use a smaller brush stroke on areas that he felt need more attention. Because of this, you tend to look at the fain details in each of his paintings. An example of this is Starry Night. In Starry Night, I pay more attention to the village below the hills. In Self-Portrait, I first looked at his face because of the massive amount of detail that was put into it. Perhaps on of the most useful techniques I learned when studying him was how to capture somebody’s eye and how to make it follow through or recycle through the work of art.