Sunday, June 12, 2016
"Van Gogh's room at Monastère Saint-Paul de Mausole", Saint Remy deProvence
"Van Gogh's room at Monastère Saint-Paul de Mausole", Saint Remy de Provence. 8x6 inches, oil on linen panel, sold.
A short drive from Arles is St Remy and the site of the hospital where Van Gogh painted many amazing paintings like The Starry Night. I saw a hundred views I wanted to paint and might have wandered around for hours had not my family already choose a little spot in the shade in the garden below Vincent's room. A full set of colorful flowers in front of a medieval chapel... sounds like fun to me. I could only do a small one as we wanted also to visit Baux Provence town and castle. Another place I could paint a hundred different paintings of. Alas, a good tour of Europe is an exercise in not trying to do everything. I was happy to put some VG touches in the sky and then spend the rest of the day engaging with the kids.