09 February 2020

Van Gogh's greenish yellow reimagined


Evening Prayer, Brunswick Heads, N.S.W. 2 February, 2020, oil, 30 X 25 cm

The yellow green sky at the top reminds me of the garish light in the painting of the bar in Arles which Van Gogh painted. And yet, this is of natural light at dusk on beach halfway around the world from the south of France. 

I wish I could find something intelligent to say about it but I cannot. It was done quickly, in about 15 minutes perhaps, and was number two out of three painted that evening before the darkness stopped me.

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