I went in search of Van Gogh. Traveling, through Google Street View, the roads and neighborhoods he walked and painted. I came upon this small street in Auvers, France, with old houses, gateways and staircases; named Rue Dr. Gachet. Not far from it is the Rue Van Gogh. I have no idea if the good doctor actually lived on this short street, or if maybe Van Gogh had walked these steps. But in my mind he was there, trying to talk the doctor into sitting for him.
This painting felt so good. From the simple toning of the canvas, to the initial sketch and lay in of colors. You know, the feeling of excitement with each brushstroke. And not a feeling of creating something good, but just a feeling of creating.
Thanks for looking and listening to the short ramble.
24" x 30", o/c