Friday, May 30, 2008

"The first house." Holland.

This is the first house you run into when you enter Westervoort,
(my hometown) and a very prominent house too and therefore it
stood a long time on my wishing list to paint it, .. today was the day!

"Het eerste huis." Westervoort, Holland.
(The first house.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Filling up Holland."

Finally a new work form me, .. don't know why it took so long?!

This is a follow up form the painting I made in March
"Building a new landing-stage. Holland."
Made on the other side where they are putting the new stage now.
You can see it in the distance, the will fill up the waterway on the
left later and then this whole area is ready for build up and concrete factory.

"Dichten Pleywaard." Arnhem, Holland.
(Closing Pleywaard.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, May 26, 2008

"Flower shop Nijmegen." Holland.

I am taking a lazy day today, .. so no painting,
just some framing and a view (real) postages.

This one is also from my day painting with Jos,
although he was already gone by this time,
I just had to paint this little nice spot.

"Het boetiekje." Nijmegen, Holland.
(The flower shop.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

One year.

It been one year today that my friend passed away, ...
A difficult one.

No painting today.
Just one of this last year.
This is the place where his ash is scattered,
made in September last year and in all the emotions
I painted only the place and not the exact tree, ....

"Dag Guus." Arnhem, Holland.
(Bye Guus.) Oil on board. 16 x 24 cm.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

"Building-pit Nijmegen." Holland.

Today I had a great bike tour with my girlfriend, ...
So no real new work, just the ones that I made with Jos,
two days ago.

This is from a place that you can't see normally, and
wouldn't be able to do over a couple of month,...

"Bouwput Nijmegen." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Building-pit Nijmegen." Oil on board. 16 x 24 cm.

Friday, May 23, 2008

"Chery's !!" Holland.

And still it's marvelous weather here in Holland it just won't
stop although, ....

and together with such a Chery-shop along the road it gorgeous to paint outside.

"Kersen!!" Huissen, Holland.
(Chery's !!) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

"tunnel to today." Holland.

Today I went to Jos van Riswick to get a days painting in Nijmegen.
I've found this scene some time ago and wanted it painted in contre jour
so went out early and had a wonderful day, ... thanks Jos :-D

"Tunnel naar vandaag." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Tunnel to today.) Oil on board. 24 x 30cm.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"Yellow torches." Holland.

First thing first, the answer from yesterdays question
was a spelling mistake, instead of titling the cafe pint I called it
plinth (in Dutch) of course, .....

It's wonderful weather here I Holland, and my girlfriend
said to paint terraces while it is so lovely weather, and she's so right!!

"Gele Toortsen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Yellow torches.)Oil on board. 24 x 30cm.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Café 't Plintje." Holland.

One thing I really can't while painting, and that's thinking!
I noticed the error only when I uploaded it from my old computer
to the new one, ...

I guess nobody will ever notice it and to be honest it is MY painting
so I may make these errors as much as I want.

"Café 't Plintje." Velp, Holland.(sold.)
(Cafe the little Plinth) Oil on board. 24 x 30cm.

Anybody know what's the mistake?!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

"Boat repair." Holland.

After a morning hard work in the garden,(everything grows and grows)
I thought I go for a quick brush to my favorite spot Bennink shipyard.

Didn't worked out so well, first everybody wanted to have a chat, the
guy in the little boat went at home to repair his angle grinder and
after that the van went also, .... luckily I had some photo's so I could
tweak some stuff in my studio.

"Boorreparatie." Arnhem, Holland.
(Boat repair.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Thinking of Lori." Holland.

Couldn't help it, I kept thinking of Lori while painting this
scene, ... they aren't that easy to paint those palmtrees I discovered
especially when it windy or even stormy I guess.

It is still marvelously here temps are still above 20 drg. C. and the
Sun is regularly shining his guts out, .... mjammie!!

"Denkend aan Lori." Roosendaal, Holland.
(Thinking of Lori.) Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Summer intimate chat." Holland.

So here we are again, ... and it's still marvelous weather.
every body enjoying the Sun and the warm temps,
and it's gorgeous to paint those people.

"Zomers onder onsje." Doesburg, Holland.
(Summer intimate chat.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, May 12, 2008

"Our little spot." Holland.

Again one from my little holiday-trip.
This is a little cafe where I sit quite often with my
girlfriend, ... she even posted a while for me here
with some coffee of course as payment, hehehe.

"Het vaste stekkie." Zutphen, Holland.
(Our little spot.) Oil on board. 16 x 24 cm.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Teken jij mij, teken ik jou." Holland.

On my holiday I met a girl who was very interested about how I worked
and what I did, so I promised that we would draw together, ..
She didn't know what, so I suggested to draw each other.

"Teken jij mij, teken ik jou." Loenen, Holland.
(You draw me, I draw you.) Oil on board. 16 x 24 cm.
not for sale.

This is her work.
(Marieke thanks for this wonderful new avatar for me) :-D

My girlfriend made this photo.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

"Early morning window wash." Holland.

Finally at home, again!
Switched the bikes for the car and where having our gear at home
also, so .... our holidays are over for the moment back to work that
is, back to painting plein air, hehehe.

this was one of the painting on holiday, if you look carefully
you can see a very tiny man washing the windows, not a job when
your scared of heights I reckon.

"Ramen wassen." Loenen, Holland.
(Early morning window wash.)Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Ow b.t.w. I guess Rob (Car a day) knows what kind of car that is (the red one)
some kind of American convertible?

Friday, May 09, 2008

BACK! (sort off.)

Summer has arrived here in Holland, temps around 25 dgr.C
It's just awesome, ..

Just uploading a little painting i made the first evening from the
camping I staying, at least for one more night.

"Lentelaan." Loenen, Holland.
(Spring alley) Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

"Voor Arnhem." Holland.

Just a little practice today, ..
I will be off for a few days, camping with my girlfriend.


"Voor Arnhem." Arnhem, Holland.
(Arnhem ahead.) Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

"Achter de Dom." Holland.

Here the last one from my trip to Utrecht.

It's made behind the big church "De Dom" and
during painting a heavy shower passed by.
People who know my work a little can see that
immediately because everything turns a bit grained, not
bad though but recognizable.

Ächter de Dom." Utrecht, Holland.
(Behind the Dom.)Oil on board. 18 x 24cm.