Monday, February 6, 2012

Van Gogh

I went for a nice walk last night in the cold winter air
and as i looked at the beautiful moon
and the starlit sky,
i thought of this quote by Van Gogh...

I agree with Vincent.
The sight of stars makes me dream too. 

You would think after so many years
of seeing the moon up there in the sky
i would have grown accustomed to it.

But I am still in awe.

As soon as i step out the door for my walk in the evenings,
I look up towards the moon & the stars
and it still reassures me
the same way it did 
when i was 13 years old.

So here's what i painted last night,
after my cold winter walk,
in honour of Vincent Van Gogh,
and his deep appreciation for the skies...


And your smile for the day. 

I think we can all relate to this one.


  1. Lovely creation and great quote ~ Love the comic ~ fun! ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/CED

  2. Such a bright and beautiful painting! I love how your walk inspired you and connected you to Van Gogh. True creativity!

  3. Such a beautiful page. And your writing is as beautiful as your artwork.

  4. This is beautiful, I am in awe of the stars and moon too. :)

  5. *GORGEOUS* Pauline I think this is one of my favourite ever pieces of yours, stunning! xxx

  6. Love it, love it, LOVE it! If this is what happens after a cold nighttime walk, I need to get out more often :)

  7. So nice! I love the colors and energy in your piece!

  8. Wow this post is a celebration!!! happiness and a love of life... van goghs words and your illustration ... the night sky.. all make the nerves tingle..

  9. Beautiful! Lying on my back on a late summer's night looking up at the stars is the best therapy I know of :)

  10. Pauline what wonderful musings! How lovely your walk must have been, peaceful and beautiful, the moon is indeed so magical, it's full moon today, look out for it tonight. I love your piece, the background colours, patterns and flowers, very lovely. xx

  11. Thank you all so much for the comments. It's funny sometimes what inspires us, isn't it? When i left for my evening walk, there wasn't a thought in my head about what i'd paint later on. I was just going for a walk on a cold winter night. I'm sure you've all had similar experiences where all of a sudden, you feel this burst of energy or inspiration - doesn't happen all the time but when it does, how sweet it is. :-)

  12. Pauline, I think I am in love...this is beautiful, the message, the colors. Beautiful!

  13. This is beautiful, Pauline!
    Love your interpretation of "starry night" :]

  14. You are so right!!! The stars capture my attention every time I step out at night. I still get excited when I see a constellation.