Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Ducks at Dusk"

6x8 oil on masonite

I'm reading Dear Theo, Van Gogh's letters to his brother. I like that you don't have to read it chronologically, you can just open it anywhere and be pulled right in. Last night I read how both he and Gauguin had barely enough money for supplies. He would like to sell something but isn't very hopeful. The complete absence of sales doesn't dampen his enthusiasm though, he remains excited and inspired by the beauty around him and has so much he wants to paint. His birthday is tomorrow.


Karen Bruson said...

Amazing how he kept going.

Love your ducks.

Douglas Clark said...

Glad to see more ducks. These are so nicely painted Cool info on Van Gogh.

Michael Chamberlain said...

Thank you both!