Saturday, January 17, 2015

Vincent, You Have Male

Vincent, You Have Male
Postman Joseph Roulin, framed, 
with a passer by at the MFA, Boston, Massachusetts
on January 16, 2015, sketched on January 17, 2015
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, #3 graphite,
and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
also online at Leslie's Saeta's January 2015's 30 Paintings in 30 Days HERE

framed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00

Postman Joseph Roulin
Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890
Oil on canvas, 26" x 32", 1888
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

While painting this work, van Gogh wrote to his brother, Theo, about the local postman, a close friend and favorite sitter, "I am now at work with another model, a postman in blue uniform, trimmed with gold, a big bearded face, very like Socrates."

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