#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”

Homecoming

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.” Vincent Van Gogh Welcome to May 2020 will be remembered as the year we came together as a global community to face a very difficult unknown. Without question, March and April were historic; the narrative continues to unfold in May. I applaudContinue reading “Homecoming”

Winter with Vincent Van Gogh

“What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to showContinue reading “Winter with Vincent Van Gogh”

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhône

Today, in 1610 Galileo Galilei discovered the first three moons of Jupiter, which are named Io, Europa & Ganymede. One day later, Simon Marius, a German astronomer independently discovered these same moons. And then, only a few days later on January 13, Galileo discovered the 4th satellite of Jupiter. Io: Volcanically active. Europa: A moonContinue reading “Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhône”