Then I started thinking, I know just what he needed.... a dog! I have a great studio companion named Tasha. She gets me up when I sit too long, gets me out to play and generally keeps me company in the studio day and night.
Van Gogh's Dog
original by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board
I imagine Van Gogh's life might have been a little better if he had a dog. Did he even paint a dog, I wonder? Anyway, as usual when I think about Vincent I tend to have fun and try and paint like him..... Not imitation, just inspiration. I wonder if he would enjoy hearing that?
Love this. It creats a wonderful mood. I'm sure Van Gogh's life would have been better if he had had a dog------------but then, would we have his art??
Life is always better with a dog!!! Nice painting, Peter. Also, Van Gogh is bound to be smiling that we now admire his art! Hope so, anyway!
I'm reading his letters now...I think I do recall a sketch with a dog in it. I have my trusty studio companion, Gracie... She's great, although she tends to sit behind me, so when I get up to stand back she sometimes gets bumped (I forget she's there). She's great in the field, plein air. Loves to run around everywhere and cause general mischief.
Great painting, Peter!
Great one Peter.
I wouldn't know if he ever had a dog, ... those days they hadn't much space and time for a dog I reckon, only work-dogs. On the other hand don't think about Vincent to bad, when it's summer and all the lavender blooming it would be a real paradise on earth. I've been to the west side of Holland a few days, and in those days they grow those bulbs to so I can imagine that he had his good times also.
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