watercolor in my sketchbook
The sketch above is of our hotel room in Amsterdam, this past week we took a family vacation there. Our favorite place is The Van Gogh Museum. A strong recommendation to anyone who visits is to purchase advance e-tickets. They allow you to skip the very long line.
The museum has three floors. It is the largest existing collection of his paintings and drawings and includes many letters written to his brother Theo. It is an incredible insight and understanding into the artist's life. I've never quite experienced a museum like this. To see his paintings up close is amazing. No book will ever get close to reproducing what he has achieved on canvas.
No photography is allowed in the museum, I've added this video to hopefully give an idea of the place. I really like how they have made it so interactive to the point that little kids run around interested: it is not your usual boring museum visit. Vincent would be surely pleased to see so many people inspired by his talent.