Of course, once the jet lag abated, I couldn't help but hurry back to my easel.
|Doberman Deliberation oil on linen panel 16 x 12|
Our first glimpse of a canal - and the weather could not have been more glorious! My daughter warned me to pack warm clothing as just the day before it was cold and the wind was howling but I never needed any of it! We brought sunshine and warmth with us.
The crooked house - a famous Amsterdam landmark.
The very next morning we made our way to the Van Gogh Museum, we were there early and the crowds were not too bad although they got heavier as the day progressed. Its a good idea to purchase tickets in advance as the ticket-holders line is shorter and moves much faster.
The museum has a separate gallery dedicated to self portraits - Van Gogh did many and there were quite a few I had never seen before. Many of them appeared to be studies with paintings on both sides of the canvas.
|Self Portrait 1888|
|Red Cabbages and Onions|
I left the museum feeling that Vincent had given me a very personal lesson in painting - one I will long remember.
As you might imagine, I took hundreds of photos and,over the next few days and weeks, I will share some of them here on my blog in a chronology of our trip but will try not to go overboard!
More to come!