Vincent Van Gogh: Poppy Field

“On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, we will remember them.” In Flanders Fields BY JOHN MCCRAE In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. WeContinue reading “Vincent Van Gogh: Poppy Field”

#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night over the Rhône”

Vincent van Gogh, in his own words. A letter to his sister Willemien van Gogh in 1888. At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only youContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night over the Rhône””

#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Tree Roots” His Last Painting

What can be done – you see I usually try to be quite good-humoured, but my life, too, is attacked at the very root, my step also is faltering. I feared – not completely – but a little nonetheless – that I was a danger to you, living at your expense – but Jo’s letterContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Tree Roots” His Last Painting”

#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove”

Vincent Van Gogh sought peace in an asylum in the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He lived there between May 1889 through May 1990. During this time he painted at least 15 paintings of olive trees. In the final months of his life, Vincent Van Gogh turned to nature to seek relief from his mental turmoil and emotional distress.Continue reading “#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove””

#FridayPainting: Vincent van Gogh “Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear”

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” Today, I met up with my sister, Sarah, and mother, Frances, via Zoom to discuss solitude vs loneliness. My #FridayPainting that features Vincent Van Gogh added profound understanding of how we belongContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Vincent van Gogh “Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear””

#FridayPainting:Imperial Fritillaries in a Copper Vase by Vincent van Gogh

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly’.” Vincent Van Gogh I begin each day by stopping by my daily art calendar to unveil the painting of the day. Even my morning coffee must wait until I have taken this moment of “painting meditation.”Continue reading “#FridayPainting:Imperial Fritillaries in a Copper Vase by Vincent van Gogh”