Monday, March 31, 2008

Will it ever stop? Holland.

They are building a new neighborhood (again) in my home town
and to give those future people an easy entrance they change
this road too a roundabout.

Nice colors everywhere yellow, red, orange it gives you
almost a feeling of being part of a huge party.

"Zou het ooit stoppen?" Westervoort, Holland.
(Will it eve stop?)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Shipyard Bennik. Holland.

Been here so often, and while biking over the bridge to
Arnhem you can see this little shipyard, so every time
I am looking if there is something interesting going on.
I noticed this ship a few days ago and I just had to
visiting it.

This ship gonna get a bow thruster.
Bit straight forward,drill a whole right through
the hull place a pipe in it
and fit a screw inside the pipe, ...

If every thing was as easy as you can tell, ...

Anyway here is the painting.

"Op het droge." Arnhem, Holland.
(On dry ground.)
Oil on board 24 x 30 cm.

And the setup:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Buying spring. Holland.

I wanted to paint this flower-shop for a long time,..
and today it was the day I reckoned, all those lovely
colors, and people smiling with a feeling of spring inside.

It's on a corner of a quite busy road in a small town.
So lots of traffic and onlookers as well.

"Lentestal." Velp, Holland.
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Hard to choose. Holland.

Strange weather here in Holland,
At one moment the Sun is shining and you
have a feeling of spring, the next moment
it's snowing and its deep winter, ....

what to choose while painting, ...
I chose the sunny side.

"Wachtend op de volgende tocht." Doesburg, Holland.
(Waiting for the next trip.)
Oil on board. 24*30 cm.

Her some photo's of how the scene
can change in just a few minutes.

Now as a little bonus one of the paintings
of my trip last weekend.

"Net buiten Schaijk." Schaijk, Holland.
(Just outside Schaijk.)
Oil on board. 24*30 cm.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Back from Schaijk. Holland.

A bit to tired to add more comment about this trip
only to post the first painting I made when we arrived in Schaijk.

I will post some more this week.

"Avondgloren." Schaijk, Holland.
Oil on board. 18*24cm.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring comes and goes. Holland.

It feels like living in the past, ....
because I post again a painting from yesterday.

During this session a photographer came by and
took some shots I ask him to mail them to me, .. and he did.
Always fun I reckon to place them here as well.

"Lente komt en gaat."Westervoort, Holland.
(Spring comes and goes.)
Oil on board. 24*30 cm.

Here some of the pictures:

(No Rob no new jacket, .. just an old rain coat. ;-))

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Lossen." Holland.

Also painted yesterday, but because there where some ships
passing during this session, and the weather changed so rapidly all
the time, I tweaked this a little in my studio, ...

"Lossen." Doetinchem, Holland.
Oil on board. 24*30cm.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Doetinchem. Holland.

I visited my old hometown today,
made a visit to my dad
and did two paintings as well.
I definitely gonna return this year
to make some more paintings, ...

Doetinchem changed, ... a lot!

"Nieuw Doetinchem." Doetinchem, Holland.
(New Doetinchem.)
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Almost spring. Holland.

Almost, almost, almost spring every sign is getting
stronger and stronger.

"Bijna lente." Loo, Holland.
(Almost spring.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The entrance. Holland.

Not done today, but also Friday late afternoon.
A bit tricky course the Sun is quite fast then.

"De oprit." Velp, Holland.
(The entrance.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Looking back. Holland.

A gorgeous day today, lots of Sun and the
smell of spring is just addictive.

Looking back, refers to this post "The little alley"
and now almost a year later it has become much more
a looking back then I expected then.
Not bad though, .. It's life.

(your looking at the same house, btw.)

"Terugkijkend." Velp, Holland.
(Looking back.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Doesburg, Holland.

Much to windy today to paint outside, so here one of
yesterday, tweaked it a bit today,... the man with dog for example.

"Doesburg." Doesburg, Holland.
Oil on board. 15 x 15 cm.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Still standing." Holland.

As promised.

Every time I pass this shack I am in wonder that it sill stands.
Many of these old shacks are torn down or rebuild, but this little one
is still standing proud.

It's almost an honour to paint these little remnants of old times.

"Nog steeds staand." Westervoort, Holland.
(Still standing.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, March 10, 2008

View from Sonsbeek. Holland.

Because it's forecast to be an horrible windy and rainy weather
this week, I start with a painting from last Friday.

Not that I not made one today,
and if you can't wait go see my website.
I will post it tomorrow.

"Vanaf Sonsbeek."Arnhem, Holland.
(View from Sonsbeek.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

The setup.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

"Parking in Zevenaar." Holland.

From last Thursday, ....

"Parkeren in Zevenaar." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Parking in Zevenaar.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Building a new landing-stage. Holland.

This is probably the fastest painting this year, .. so far.
Lots of movement and changes, but when painted the large scape's the
rush took over and it was great fun!! (Rob knows what that means)
A bit like "Here I stand!"

"Nieuwe kade." Arnhem, Holland.
(New landing-stage.)
Oil on board, 20 x 24 cm.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Grey spring. Holland.

Not much time, so here is today's effort, ....

"Grijze lente." Groessen, Holland.
(Grey spring.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Broadcasting-building Gelderland.

Made this one also yesterday, .... and during this painting
It rained only three times, that didn't do me so much
what bothered me more was the Sun, ... it ran across the sky
and before I finished it was shining right behind this building, ...

"Omroep Gelderland." Arnhem, Holland.
(Broadcasting-building Gelderland.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sun and rain. Holland.

It's not possible to paint in this time of year, ...

During this painting I had 4 showers, and lots of Sunshine
I couldn't decide anymore what to paint, ... Sun or rain?!

So I painted both, ... a bit.

"Het rode dorp." Westervoort, Holland.
(The red village.) sold.
Oil on board 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Can you feel the spring? Holland.

It's not really spring yet, they even forecast some snow
later this week. But this morning there was a breeze of it, ...

I looking forward to it, ... very much!

"Lentemorgen in Groessen." Groessen, Holland.
(Spring morning in Groessen.)
Oil on board. 20 x 24 cm.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

"Catching up." Holland.

I had a little luck today, ....
While painting this church against the sunlight, with in mind
the large tree that was standing in front of it,
these people stood there for quiet a while, ...
Catching up I reckoned.
The Sun disappeared and the mood of the scene change
so dramatically that I change my focus on these people,
and tried to catch up, so to say with the mood at home
on the church, .. so not 100% plein air, .... sorry.

"Even bijpraten." Rheden, Holland.
(Catching up.)
Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.