Monday, July 30, 2007

Café De Velper. Holland.

Last one this week, I am off for a short
holyday, .... trying to find some peace.
This one made in Arnhem, the café has a
site, how a suprise!!

"De Velper."

Café "De Velper." Arnhem, Holland.
(Café The Velper.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

House besides the dike. Holland.

Found this one during some clean up.
Never uploaded it, maybe that's because
of the strange happenings just after it.

"Huisje aan de dijk." Huissen, Holland.
(House besides the dike.)
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Apeldoorn, Holland.

Just to keep on the radar, but not for sell.
A nice terrace in Apeldoorn where I been with
my girlfriend yesterday.

As you can see, I can't watercolor but it was great fun to do
the funny bit is, how more people how easier it is, you can
go up in the crowd much easier.

To see some REAL watercolors, go to Sarah Wimperis's blog

"The muddy red shoes."

a great inspiration for everybody who paints daily,
such joy and love she is able to put into her drawings,
paintings and not to forget her watercolors!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A monumental house. Holland.

Today I biked to Oosterbeek to paint a house that I wanted
to paint for a long time, ... a vicars house that did duty in the
second world war as a R.A.P. during the operation "Market Garden".

A Regimental Aid Posts just behind Oosterbeek Church, in and around this house of Kate ter Horst. She opened up her home and filled it to capacity with as many of the wounded and dying as she could. Throughout the battle she did all that any one person could do to make her guests comfortable and to ease their suffering.

"De Pastorie." Oosterbeek, Holland.
(The Vicars house.) Oil on board.
22 x 24 cm.

To give an impression on how things where then:

And how it is today:

It's such an honour to be able to paint this house.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"The window." Holland.

Searching for a nice spot,
I suddenly noticed this window.

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"To the dike." Holland.

Just a little sketch before the Sun went down.
This road leads to the dike of one of the rivers.

"Op weg naar de dijk." Westervoort, Holland.
(To the dike.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

Monday, July 23, 2007

"No admittance." Holland.

Sometimes you walk or bike into a path that isn't allowed.
A lady told me so, but she also told that the sign that should
told me was stolen, so how weird can you go?!

The Netherlands is much tooo small to put up signs "Verboden toegang."

"Het verboden pad." Zevenaar, Holland.
(No admittance.) Oil on board.
16 x 24 cm.

Friday, July 20, 2007

"House with the red door." Holland.

Due to some maintenance on my car I place a work
I made last Tuesday, the day I saw the circus later on.

"Huisje met de rode deur." Duiven, Holland.
(House with the red door.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

"Theo's studio." Holland.

I didn't know it but this is Theo's studio a
dutch artist living in Arnhem. I discovered his home
during my examination of all those city gardens.

"Atelier van Theo." Arnhem, Holland.
(Theo's studio.) Oil on board.
22 x 24 cm.

Theo Rademaker

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Early morning circus. Holland.

As soon as possible, so early as I can.
What a light what a joy, and what a short time-span!!

"Morgen circus." Duiven, Holland.
(Early morning circus.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Circus in Duiven!! Holland.

First I wanted to place the Great day part III,
yet I also painted an other today, but when I
biked back too home, I saw this Circus.
Some of you will recognize or remember exactly
what I mean and know also what I am going to do
early tomorrow morning :-P

"Circus in Duiven." Duiven, Holland.
(Circus in Duiven.) Oil on board.
16 x 24 cm.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Great day, part twee. Holland.

The most beautiful thing I've discovered
yesterday was a little city-garden called
"De watertuin." Its a garden that is surrounded
by houses and the people who are living there
maintain it, yet it is public and such a little marble
in a big city, like Arnhem.

"Vanuit De Watertuin." Arnhem, Holland.
(From out The Water-garden.)
Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm.

I've discovered even more city-gardens
so just for myself,
(City-gardens Spijkerkwartier, Arnhem.)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A great day in Arnhem, Holland.

Had a great day in Arnhem.
My girlfriend went shopping together with her sister
in Arnhem. I went with her but only to paint in
several places (3), .... starting with this one.
On the other side of the road is the local museum
of modern art, so you see, I am almost there!!

"Goedenmorgen Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Goodmorning Arnhem.) Oil on board.
16 x 24 cm.

Tomorrow part II

Friday, July 13, 2007

"De Merelhof." Holland.

"De Merelhof." one of the many lovely majestic
houses in Velp.
I visit many time this village
and I will do it more.

"De Merelhof." Velp, Holland.
(Blackbirdsgarden.) Oil on board.
22 x 24 cm.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

No painting today, just a memory

Today I walked against a song from the Dutch band Blöf.
The drummer of this band died a few years ago from an
traffic accident. They made this album "Blauwe ruis." (Blue static.)
In memory of him.

The song I walked against is called "Mooie dag." (Beautiful day.)

You can hear the song here. (Windows media player.)
More info about this band you can find here.

The text. (in Dutch)

De zon, het zand, de hitte en de rustige rivier
De stilte en de droogte, en de leegte van dit hier
De hemel en de aarde, de weidsheid van het land
En de wijsheid van één man, dat is genoeg
Er is niets waar ik op wacht
Morgen blijft het nacht
Ik overdacht mijn zorgen en de wereld
En alle keren dat ik wakker lag
Ik besloot
Wat een mooie dag
Wat een mooie dag
De grond, het gras, de wegen naar de horizon die trilt
De tijd is hier de ruimte, de diepte is hier wild
De onzin en de noodzaak, ze naderen de grens
De liefde van één mens, was mij genoeg
Er is niets waar ik op wacht
Morgen blijft het nacht
Ik overdacht mijn zorgen en de wereld
En alle keren dat ik wakker lag
Ik besloot
Wat een mooie dag
Wat een mooie dag
Wat een mooie dag
Wat een mooie dag
Voor de dood

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Huize Zonnebloem. Holland

Finally a new painting, after more then two
weeks no painting at all.
The physiotherapist helps very well, so today
I tried a little painting just in my home town.
It's a bit further then The tallest tree. Holland.
Many people in this street starting to recognize me .
I finally becoming famous!!

"Huize Zonnebloem." Westervoort, Holland.
(House Sunflower.) Oil on board.
16 x 24 cm. (sold.)

Thank you all for the nice comforting comments, mails and
calls the last days. I hope I will recover completely now and
get back to work asap. (Today went very well!)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tendon inflammation , again #!@$@#$!! >:-@

Tendon inflammation , again ##@#@# !! >:-@

The last couple of days my old inflammation resurfaced
in all his greatness.
I even seeked help from a physiotherapist.
Hope I will getting out ASAP !! Boy do I miss plein air.

"Borabora" by Tom Everhart