Country Road at Night cross stitch pattern is a replica of Van Gogh’s 1890 oil painting Country road in Provence by night. It was the last painting he completed while at the Saint-Rémy Asylum and was painted entirely from imagination.
We loved charting this outstanding artwork and recreating Van Gogh’s swirling brushstrokes and rich blue colour palette. We won’t kid you, this is a challenging piece but well worth the effort if you can handle working 150 different colours and a pattern that spans over 42 pages.
Country Road at Night cross stitch is a large, full coverage cross stitch and requires 150 different DMC colours with a lot of thread changes. It measures 56.2cm x 71.8cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth (122,760 stitches). We recommend using Pattern Keeper to manage your project and you’ll find an additional PK chart in your download pack.
SYMBOLS: we’ve done our best to use symbols that are easily identified, but sometimes we do miss stuff. Just shoot us an email if you have any concerns about the symbols in this pattern, we don’t mind changing something that’s causing you grief.
This beautiful painting is currently held at the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands. Here is a little more about the painting from the museum website:
“Van Gogh painted this country road not from nature, but from his imagination. He had first experimented with painting from his imagination in Arles, in imitation of Paul Gauguin, with whom he lived and worked for several weeks.
Van Gogh used several of the motifs in this work – such as the cypresses, the yellow corn and the mountain in the background – in earlier paintings. These were motifs that he perceived as typical of Provence. For this reason the painting is seen as a summation of his impressions at Saint-Rémy.”
Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-impressionist painter who might just be the world’s most famous artist. His work is defined by his bright colours and thick, expressive brush strokes. We are so excited about charting our favourite Vincent Van Gogh paintings in cross stitch patterns. Keep calling back to the store as we add more and more.