Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sunflowers on Blue Linen

© 2008 Vernita Bridges-Hoyt

This linen tablecloth and napkins were bought at the open market in Arles, France. They make a perfect setting for sunflowers since this is where Van Gogh lived and painted so many, many sunflowers. He spent 15 months there as a daily painter. Van Gogh's time in Arles is said to be his brightest and most fruitful period with some of his best paintings completed there.

Sunflowers on Blue Linen
Memories of Arles, France
16"x20" oil on linen