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Vincent’s cafe terrace and now mine

01 Oct 2007 / in about art, travels, Vincent van Gogh

I’ve already shown you this superb painting of Vincent van Gogh’s cafe terrace at night and what it looks like today:

It was high on my list of places to go when we were in Arles last month:


On our last day in Arles we returned there again as I wanted to make a sketch:


Since we returned to Oxfordshire, I have had a composition of it brewing in my mind, based on my sketch, which I finally managed to execute over the past few days:


It’s a drypoint washed with watercolour and I’m absolutely delighted with it. Even my children (who are my harshest critics) said “Ooooh! Mum!” when I showed it to them. As it is a drypoint, I have made a limited edition of six impressions. They measure 400mm x 300mm and cost £95 unframed (plus £5 for postage). Get ‘em while they’re wet!

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