This self portrait is entitled Self Portrait with a Straw Hat. Vincent Van Gogh created this painting in 1887. The medium used by Van Gogh was oil paint on canvas. This painting inspires me because of the colors used. It is a very colorful and layered painting. Each color is made up of several different colors. In addition, the painting has a really interesting texture. However, the painting can still convey a somber expression despite the bright color palette.