Saturday, December 30, 2006

Not feeling very well.

I'm starting to get a little sick, ... i think.
So no plein air work, or even @home work for me.
To stay on the radar what some people say, i place
this (not so) old work, ... done the same day as the
previous post.
Lathumsedijk. Westervoort. Holland.
Oil on board. 9 x 12"


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Two color painting.

It's sooo dull here you can do a plein air painting with only two colors,
.... paynes grey and raw Sienna.
Of course Titanium but that's no color!
"Lathumsedijk." Westervoort. Holland.
Oil on board. 7 x 9"
Not for sale.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Clementines or Mandarijnen.

Again a little practise, Clementine this time or in Dutch "Mandarijntjes."


"Mandarijntjes."
Oil on board.
7 x 9"

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Eggs II.

Sjee what a difficult subject.
But when not practised nothing learned so, ...
Eggs II.
Oil on board. 7 x 7"
Not for sale.


Monday, December 25, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Looking back.

After one year painting.
I thought to take a look back and see what's become of this year.
Maybe this is not exactly the last one, but with the oncoming holiday who knows.
This painting is exactly on the spot made where the other one is looking at,
while painting it your thoughts wander off over the last year, ... a nice experience.

First the "last one" from this year:
"Looking back." Lathumse dijk Westervoort.
Oil on board. 9 x 12"
Sold.

And here the first one:

"Lathumse dijk." Westervoort. Holland.
Oil on board. 9 x 12"
For all the people here a very warm and healthy holiday,

and a even better 2007!!

Take care,

Thursday, December 21, 2006

"Avondkoop."

Bit of a problem with this one, .... it's no daily!
Fun to do though.


"Avondkoop." Duiven. Holland.
Oil on board. 9 x 12"

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Morningsmoke. Duiven.

Not much time today so i stayed near home.
The very distinguished wasteoven here in Duiven.
"Ochtendrook." Duiven. Holland.
Oil on board. 6 x 9"

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Groessen re-visited.

Not foggy at all today. And when you thought
it would it's a little difficult to find a nice spot.
Groessen. Holland.
Oil on board. 9 x 12"


Monday, December 18, 2006

Road to the end.

Sjee, it was freezing cold outside!
Here in Holland we called this kind of coldness
"waterkoud"
Everything becomes wet so nothing will keep warm.
Aah well it gives very nice scenes so not all is bad.
I was glad that i had a small size board though.
"Road to the end." Loo. Holland.
Oil on board. 7 x 9"(sold.)

Friday, December 15, 2006

My girls best friend.

A little work at home today, didn't feel like going outside.
This companion is almost the best friend my girl has,
except me that is, ... :-P


"My girls best friend."
Oil on board. 7 x 9"
Not for sale.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Arnhem.

Tired, busy and stolen, .......
Not much to tell.


Arnhem. Holland.
Oil on board.
9 x 11"

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Found Rabbit.

I had to wait for a delivery today, ..... so couldn't get out.
Pfff, i don't like waiting for deliveries.
This rabbit doesn't mind,
and while painting i didn't mind as much also.
Thanks rabbit!!
"Found rabbit."
Oil on board. 6 x 9"

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Avondnevel en landeters.

What a nice day today, ......
Biked for mile's and painted here and there.
All together 3 pieces but i only post 2 :-P




"Avondnevel."Arnhem. Holland.
Oil on board. 9 x 12 "




"Landeters." Arnhem. Holland.

Oil on board. 9 x 12"

Monday, December 11, 2006

Kerst en penselen.

Finally it finished, a lovely box, not that i have a
photo of it, but i can paint again!!! Here the first
try out. what a space to mix paint, that's gonna be a
whole new ball-game!!!



"Kerst en Penselen."
Oil on board. 6 x 9"

Saturday, December 09, 2006

How lucky i am.

An other blogger posted this, i find it soo true and worthy
to place it also on my blog:

I have so many things to thank. First because I am healthy. Second i wanna thank my father, who has taught me to be honest, and my mother, who showed me how to be sweet. Then i wanna thank my (real and virtual) friends. With my friends i have learnt that: * i must be egoistic, and think first about myself, not because i dont care for the others, but because i cant help anyone if i dont help myself first, * they showed me that i am responsible for my life, and so i must go for what want for me, and work a lot, and face the difficult steps, * they also said i must be generous with myself, because it's no easy to face our "bad" sides, * and they also explained me that what we consider "bad" is our most beautiful side, because it will show to us ourselves with no masks, and we can look at us naked and from there we can grow and know ourselves better, * my friends are so nice that they never hid the truth...they always said what they thought and never tryed to protect me...sometimes i didnt like to hear what they thought, but doing this they were showing me who they really are, and so i was able to know with whom i was dealing with, and it also helped me face my "bad" sides, * my friends told me that every day i have a lion to kill, and no matter how much we grow, there will always be a lion on our way, * with my friends i learnt that it is easy to be enlightened meditating in Himalaia, but it worths so much when you can get flashes of light facing the difficulties of daily life in the middle of the city caos, * my friends showed me that nobody can cause us any damage, or irritate or offend us...because when we are self-confident, and know who we are, we become strong, and what others think is their problem, not ours, * and, when i used to say: "i am so imature, i have nothing to give you, and you give me so much", they usually answered: "there isnt a one-way road, Dani, you learn with me, and i learn with you...you have the courage to put in practice all we know in theory". There are so many other things they taught me and i could write for hours and hours, but i can continue this another time. Most of them are not internet users like i am, and sometimes i wonder if i should stop using the virtual world too, but then i remember the nice people i have met here, and for these great and amazing guys i keep coming and writing and commenting and chatting. I dont know much about some of my virtual friends, but i have learnt to trust my intuition, and my intuition says there are some wonderful people among these guys. For all these great human beings that have crossed my life i want to leave one of my favorite flower, the Strelitzia. I am so luck that once in a while i see one of these on the streets where i pass.

posted by Daniela

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Still building.

Sorry people, i'm still building that new open box.
Besides it's sooo windy an rainy here i couldn't picked a better time
to do this job.
Here some updates:













Some metal stuff, like knobs, screws etc.


















And here my brand new turpcan is gonna hang while painting!!



















And the last photo today.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Making a new open-box.

For a while now i want to paint a little larger, also i have the feeling that when i have more mixing space, my work could become more colorful. So the last two days busy to make a new open-box 30 x 40 centimeters this time. Here some photo's of the progression:






The new and "old" open-box.




















The same on tripod.



















And the "new" box, the board-clam isn't finished yet.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Just an experiment.

What a dificult scene this is,
much light to catch and pespective to draw.
aah well im not yet where i want to be, ....


















"De doorgang." The passage.
Arnhem. Holland.
Oil on board.
12 x 12"