Tuesday, February 5, 2013


This 24x36 painting of Van Gogh's Cafe in Arles, Provence I did several years ago and handed it off to the Howard Mandville Gallery.  I though it would sell within a short amount of time, how wrong I was, it sat their for years gathering dust.  

I finally asked for it back and today started working on it, trying to figure out just what it needed.  I added a waitress and defined some of the figures in the piece; s maybe now the viewer is more engaged in the cafe. Sometimes it can be a little trial and error to figure out what will make the painting sing.

With these changes I'll take it to the critique session and see what some other advice might bring.

Richard Boyer

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