Friday, May 25, 2007

The little alley. Holland.

After a lovely morning,
just after this painting.
I heard very VERY sad news.
My dearest friend has past away just so, ....
without any sickness or what so ever, .........

He was like an old brother to me, ....
for every one, in that matter.

I won't be posting for a while I think.

"Het steegje." Velp.
(The little alley.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

Het ga je goed Guus, ... bedankt.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Landgoed Poelwijk. Holland.

Didn't know this one, ... saw a church-tower and
went back to have a look. The owner of the
property was just to late to have a look because
I just had finished and pack my stuff.
I promised him to send him a mail with my link.
But looking at his website,
I saw that I definitely gonna get back someday.

See for yourself:

"Notenlaan." De poelwijk Gendt, Holland.
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

A photo I found on the site:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Morning by a pond. Holland.

Today it was marvelous weather Sun is shining the whole day
flower blooming birds singing and I burning up in the Sun.

Went over to Rozendaal a very fancy little town with a nice castle
and "orangery"

"Morgen bij de vijver." Rozendaal, Holland.
(morning by a pond.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

And a little photo I found on Internet.

To know more about Rozendaal click:

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pannerdense kop. Holland.

This is where the Rhine splits up into Lower Rhine & Waal.
It's by a small town called Pannerden so, ... "Pannerdense kop."
Or (Pannerdense head.)
"Pannerdense kop." Pannerden, Holland.
(Pannerdense head.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

Couldn't get so high, ... that would be a view!

Monday, May 21, 2007

The garden. Holland.

Not much to ad to this one,
except that I ring at this house
to ask if I may paint in their garden, ...

They loved it, and so did I.

"De tuin." Angeren, Holland.
(The garden.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Watercolor. Holland.

Still practicing with watercolor.
Today I went "full setup" (The first time) but nearby.
It went quiet well although I really have
to re-think my set up.

"De Schans." Westervoort, Holland.
Watercolor on 200 grams paper.
18 x 24 cm.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bike tour Nijmegen. Holland.

Been a while since I post something.
A little holyday, bike problems and
some stuff around the house.
Today I went biking with my girl to Nijmegen,
made some little watercolors along the way, .... this lovely day!

View along the Waal.
watercolor on 200 grms. paper
15 x 24 cm.

Back to home.
watercolor on 200 grms. paper.
15 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Going to Biljoen." Holland.

Trying to find a nice spot to paint
isn't that easy every day, today
it was one of those days. After biking
quite a bit I noticed this scene, some times
time, light and place helps a little.

"Op weg naar Biljoen." Velp, Holland.
(Going to Biljoen.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

To know a little more about Biljoen just click:

Kasteel Biljoen.

Monday, May 14, 2007

"Back to the shipyard." Holland.

Went back to the shipyard today,
I was there a while ago, see:

An afternoon at a shipyard. Holland

"Terug naar de scheepswerf." Westervoort, Holland.

(Back to the shipyard.) Oil on board.

24 x 30 cm.

Btw. Iam tagged by Judy from "Kats-in-Klompen"

Don't know if I should be happy or, .... ?

Anyway I have to tell 7 things about myself that other wouldn't

likely know, and then I have to tag 7 other blogger, ... that would be something!

Here we go:

1. I am left-handed, so that's revealed No more hiding from that.

2. I am living together with my girlfriend without been married.

3. I have a very old Morris Minor Van from 1968.

4. I am a self-taught artist working more then 20 year now.

5. Don't drink or smoke anymore, give that up just last year.

And would it suggest to everybody who drinks or smokes.

6. Used to paint abstract landscapes on larger scale (90 x 120 cm) a few years ago.

7. I play also Didgeridoo sometimes.

Wow that wasn't so easy as I thought it would be, now for the hard part:

1. Brigitte A dutch artist who also moderates a dutch artist forum.

2. Rob IJbema THE "CAR-man" The way he can paint racing-cars is just unbelievable.

Not to mention his plein air paintings!

3. Stefan Nuetzel A marvelous German painter who lives in museum I think.

He also can paint nudes sooo well and plein air all in one a great painter!

4. Leslie Sealey She is one of the most funniest painter I found on Internet.

Just kidding, although she has a great sense of humor in her work, together with

a nice technique its well worth taking a visit, ... overthere .

5. Jos van Riswick A great still life painter, with a enormous sense of color.

I often paint plein air with him, so here the change to point that out.

6. Jamie Grossman A great painter from NY she definitely put the Hudson Valley on the map.

7. Bart Westgeest A fellow countryman who is now living in Denmark. He's a very careful guy

who takes every line and dot of color very seriously. The painting and drawing he makes are so vibrant and thrilling to watch.

So seven of seven, .... héé that sounds like "Star Trek" but I've done my part. I could go on with naming many more painters, there are so much lovely artist on this world!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"First rain." Holland.

Didn't got out today, had some jobs around the house
and some maintenance on my Pochade.
So here one from Monday.

"Eerste regen." Arnhem, Holland.
(First rain.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dismantling the roof. Holland.

I don't know why but again something with rooftops,
This is a shack that stands beside an very old building
called Loowaard (Havezate) . They are gone rebuild that
part but this shack and a little more going to be teared down.
The two guys where pulling off the roof-tiles and this gives
quite a nice view.

"De Hoogwerker." Loo, Holland.
(The boom truck.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"The Thatcher." Holland.

It's like an Jewellery box,
that place that I discovered last April.

Then it was "De lenteschilder"
Now it's "De Rietdekker."

Lucky me!

"De Rietdekker." Westervoort, Holland.
(The Thatcher.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Rain, rain rain and finally rain! Holland.

Wow, finally rain here in Holland
after almost 2 month of drought.

"Wolken en water." Arnhem, Holland.
(Clouds and water.) Oil on board.
15 x 24 cm.

Watercolor. Holland.

Still practicing, .....

Watercolor on 200 grms. paper.
18 x 24 cm.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Watercolor. Holland.

Did a little practice with some new brushes and setup
for watercolors, .... still want to get more out of it.
Used one of this painting as example.

"Op weg naar Duiven." Duiven, Holland.
Watercolor on 200 grms paper.
18 x 24 cm.

Friday, May 04, 2007

"Overhagen." Holland. revisited.

After the big bike tour yesterday
i stayed a little closer to home.
I went back to the gardencentre.


For more info about this centre see:


"Het tuincentrum." Velp, Holland.
(The gardencentre.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

2 watercolors 2day.

Today a big bike tour with my girl.
To Emmerich (Germany) I think we have done
60 km. in all today PLUS 2 watercolors :-)

"Het oude café." Pannerden, Holland.
(The old café.)
Watercolor on paper. 15 x 24 cm.

"Terug kijkend naar Holland." Emmerich, Germany.
(Looking back to Holland.)
Watercolor on paper. 15 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

"The entrance." Holland.

Strange today, i wanted to go to a harbour,
but looked backwards and saw this house.
I remembered it well because i been taking
a look often. But today i turned to have a go.
The owner was cleaning all kinds of stuff because
he's going to move to Nijmegen, ....
so a kind of a memorial piece.

"Het Entree." Lathum, Holland.
(The entrance.)
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

First of may.

After all kinds of celebrations
finally a new painting.

"De Boslaan." Elst, Holland.
(The Forest lane.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.