Friday, August 31, 2007

Scattering the ash residue.

No painting today,

A memorable day.
Scattering the ash residue of my friend
and neighbor, Guus.

Guus 1952-2007

Paintout with Jos and Oren. Holland.

Paintout with Jos and Oren.

It's already yesterday but we went to Arnhem to
paint some plein air, ... in Park Sonsbeek.

A nice afternoon, of speaking English
have a drink, paint and chat
about art and other stuff, ... Thanks guys!!

"Het watermuseum Sonsbeek." Arnhem.
(The watermuseum Sonsbeek.) Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"Bennik shipyard." Holland.

Forgot my tripod, so I had to find a alternative for my pochade,
that narrowed the places where I could paint from A LOT!!

Anyway somehow its good to find yourself a bit lost sometime,
for example this is painted with almost a flat palette, I mean
literally the palette was tightened flat on a surface and that's a bit
different then what I use to.

"Bennik scheepswerf." Westervoort, Holland.
(Bennik shipyard.) Oil on board.
22 x 24 cm.

Monday, August 27, 2007

"Good morning Doesburg." Holland.

Drove to a little town nearby called Doesburg.

"Goedemorgen Doesburg." Doesburg, Holland.
(Good morning Doesburg.) Oil on board.
22 x 24 cm.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sunday afternoon. Holland.

Just a Sunday afternoon.

"Zondagmiddag in Velp." Velp, Holland.
(Sunday afternoon.) Oil on board.
22 x 24 cm.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Almost a Nocturne. Holland.

Did this one in two sessions, I thought that the streetlight
under which I was standing was a white one, .. it wasn't ...bugger.
With all that orange light I decided to get back the next evening.

So here you are, in two sessions.

"Het witte peerd." Westervoort, Holland.
(The White horse.)Oil on board.
24 x 24 cm.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fridaymorning in Zevenaar. Holland.

This was done right on the doorstep of a art-supply and art-trader.
I started with a loud yell "Ik ga ff wat reclame maken!!"
(I just gonna make some advertising!!) and set up my gear.

That work very well, he and a lot of other people (customers)
had to have a peek what I was up to, yeah yeah it does harm your
work I know, but it was great fun!!

"Vrijdag morgen in Zevenaar." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Friday morning in Zevenaar.) Oil on board.
24 x 24 cm. 2 hrs.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sketch in blue. Holland.

Did a different approach today, ....
No under-painting but just a sketch with Cobalt blue.

I think I gonna stick with this for a awhile somehow it gives a
sharp edge to the painting, a cool one that is, .. what do you think?

"Het balkon." Arnhem, Holland.
(The balcony.) Oil on board.
24 x 24 cm. 2 hrs.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesdaymorning in Arnhem. Holland.

Had to be in Arnhem this morning, but being a little too
early I had some marvelous time spend.

"Dinsdagmorgen in Arnhem." Holland.
(Tuesdaymorning in Arnhem.) Oil on board.
22 x 30 cm.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Mondaymorning. Holland.

Just to share:

"Maandag morgen in Huissen." Huissen, Holland.
(Mondaymorning in Huissen.) Oil on board.
30 x 30 cm.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Marine fleet show, Holland.

There was a marine fleet show today on the Rhine.
It started more or less where the Rhine runs into Holland to
Arnhem and back again. During one direction the boats traveled
very fast, but luckily the other way they weren't that fast.
the boats where participate in a show of old time inland barges
form 1900 till now, ... A hell of a day, because every boat took
about 2 maybe 3 minutes to pass by Most of the drawings
are done with a match stick and Indian ink. Here a selection of
the drawings, ... there a way too much to show them all.

And exhausting but very rewarding day!!

Thanks for watching!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

"Drilling into the Hondsbroeksche pley." Holland.

Drilling into the Hondsbroeksche pley.
They are rebuilding the whole area where I painted
often here in the Hondsbroeksche pley. All because
the effects of global warming, they reckon that the
Rhine and IJssel will bring more water in a shorter time-space
so to give the rivers more space they don't have to make the
dikes any higher, ....

Aah all in time this will be a lovely new build up nature, so
as every nature area here in Holland.

"Boren in de Hondsbroeksche pley." Westervoort, Holland.
(Drilling into the Hondsbroeksche pley.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Typical Dutch!

Typical Dutch, the one moment there is a enormous downpour
the other moment the Sun is shining if its high summer, ....
yesterday I picked the wrong scene for it, but today I chose more
A scene and not the atmosphere I think, .... learning, learning!

"Klein steegje." Arnhem, Holland.
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"It started with some rain." Holland.

It started with some rain, ... when I saw this
scene, the entrance from the trees the soft light on the
house. (which was a rather ugly building though) Made me feel
like hot chocolate (It started with a kiss) But soon after I
started the sun broke through and I had to save what was left
from that molten chocolate, ..... :-S

"Joosten makelaardij." Zevenaar,Holand.
(It started with some rain.) Oil on board.
24 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Ce n'est pas un tableau." Holland.

Ce n'est pas un tableau,'s war.

Clouds rushing ahead wind is blowing fast and furious, light
is running through the landscape and I, I try to capture some of it.

It's a big time struggle, but what a time!!

"Ce n'est pas un tableau." Duiven, Holland.
(This is no painting.) Oil on board.
17 x 30cm.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Early morning in Strijp. Holland

Had a bit of a sad day today, ....
Remembering and heavy feelings.

The painting from today didn't worked out, so one
of my days off in Leenderstrijp.

I made this one early the morning that we went back home.

"Strijp." Leenderstrijp, Holland.
(Early morning in Strijp.) Oil on board.
17 x 24 cm.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Plein air self portrait pour accident.

Bit complex I think, and a surprise to notice that it is me
in the window!! I didn't noticed it right away, but when I
did I had a good title. :-D

"Plein air zelfportret." Westervoort, Holland
(Plein air self portrait pour accident.) Oil on board.
22 x 24 cm.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

"Proud Wilma." Holland.

Painted it yesterday evening, ... it was such a lovely
warm evening I couldn't resist. My eyes felt on this
house because it stood so proud near the road behind
the trees, I just had to, ....

"Huisje Wilma." Westervoort, Holland.
(Proud Wilma)Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Ow, .. The house really is called Wilma btw.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Big town. Holland.

The first thing I was thinking this morning,
"I want to paint something what is in THIS time!"
So I biked to Arnhem the largest city here in my
surrounding area, and painted a busy cross road.

"Het kruispunt." Arnhem, Holland.
(The cross road.) Oil on board.
17 x 24 cm.

Friday, August 10, 2007

"The two boys." Holland.

Being a bit busy with all kinds of stuff after those days off
I place one of the painting I made during those days.

This was made in the evening, and the two boys on the bikes
where asking all kinds of silly questions. When I told them
that it would be likely that they would be painted when they
biked up and down that little road, it was a moment very quiet
and then off they went, ... for a time. Then they asked if they
where painted as well, ... they where :-)

"De twee jongens." Leenderstrijp, Holland.
(The two boys.) Oil on board.
17 x 24 cm.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Max house. Holland

One of the painting made during my days off
was this one from Max house, ... he's sitting on
the bench. Also an artist he told me later on.

"Huisje van Max." Leenderstrijp, Holland.
(Max house.)Oil on board.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Back again

What a holidays, what a weather!!

This was the view from our campsite.

Camping De Fuut. Leenderstrijp, Holland.
Oil on board. 12 x 24 cm.

Near our site there was this swimming water,
... no I didn't swim.

Water by De Fuut. Leenderstrijp, Holland.
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tomorrow more.