In 1809 was the birth of his son, whom he had named Vincent Willem. Van Gogh,
who was extremely close to his younger brother, immediately set about
making him a painting of his favorite subject: blossoming branches
against a blue sky. The gift was meant to hang over the couple’s bed. As
a symbol of this new life, Vincent chose an almond tree, which blooms
early in southern regions, announcing the coming spring as early as
February. I love the colors of this painting and the abstractness feel of it. There are other paintings like this recreated in many different colors which I thought looked nice as well. This is a painting I would consider buying & hanging up in my house.