September 29, 2021
Just ran across this historic photo and it took me back.
BBB and Kathy Sue in Arles, France
photo by Dan Harshberger, September, 2015
See that yellow-awning-space over my right shoulder? That is the actual spot where this scene was painted.
"The Terrace Cafe, Arles at Night"
I seriously doubt the original cafe was painted yellow (in the painting it seems to be more a function of Vincent's attempt to paint the effects of a gas-lit canopy at night), but the cafe is solid yellow today to retrofit it to the painting!
And, here is my take on the lad after the ear incident, which also took place in Arles, from my September 2015 sketchbook.