The Bridge at Arles
Painted en plein air on a hot afternoon in Arles (Van Gogh's home for some years). This is in oils. a river scene with strong diagonals and the flow of the river Rhone. Painted en plein aire in Van Gogh's adopted town of Arles.
Sold as limited edition Giclée prints at £150 each. The original is available for £450 framed.
Oil on Board
40cm x 50cm
Edition of 100
I stood for a solid 6 hours in the hot sun at Arles in February 2015, trying to emulate the great Van Gogh (Vincent as he liked to be known). When I got this and other works home, they appeared to be dull in colour, so I overworked the painting to this result. It is of course, not the bridge that helped Van Gogh to fame, (that one being outside the town), but a more modern road bridge. Arles was a special treat for me as I worked alongside Peter Brown and Norman Teeling and learned a great deal about en plein air speed painting.