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After visiting Van Gogh’s room and the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, I spent the day painting and sketching in the same fields where Van Gogh once painted.Wheat field Auvers-sur-OisePainting: The wheat field where Van Gogh ended his life. Oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″. While painting this scene I teared up thinking about what happened in this field and the sad state this brilliant artist had been reduced to. I brought home some stalks of wheat as a momento.

CoquelicotCoquelicot (poppies), a favorite subject of the impressionists, Van Gogh made several paintings of poppies. I saw them everywhere in Auvers-sur-Oise.

field1012563Another view of the wheat field. Oil on cardboard, 15″ x 12″. I still had energy to paint after 2 canvases so I used some cardboard I had for packing my canvases to capture one more view.

field Auvers-sur-OisePath from the cemetery where Van Gogh is buried to the wheat field. Oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″.

Auvers-sur-OiseThe Van Gogh park down the street from the Maison de Van Gogh.

In the Van Gogh wheat field