Friday, September 26, 2008

"Ochtendnevel." Arnhem.

There you have it, my final work in Holland, ...

For a while at least, Monday I am off painting in Wales!!


"Ochtendnevel." Arnhem, Holland.
(Morninghaze.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

And some drawings, ...
You know, with matchstick but this time I experimented
a bit with papercolor and I used Sepia ink.


"Koffiepauze." Arnhem, Holland.
(Coffeebreak.)Sepia on light yellow 300 grms. paper.
approx. 18 x 24 cm.


"Musis." Arnhem, Holland.
(Musis) Sepia on light grey 300 grms. paper.
approx. 18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Scheepsrestauratie III." Arnhem.

I don't know what it is, but I find those boats attractive
they are so inner spaced, or introvert (If that's a English word?)
A bit like artist I think, ... exploring the world while keeping
much of their feeling inside except the beauty or their being.


"Scheepsrestauratie III." Arnhem, Holland.
(Shipsrestoration.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Scheepsrestauratie." Arnhem.

Always nice to explore new spots, ...
such as this one, my first thought was that it was some kind of
sub area where you shouldn't be, but now I met some people it's
nice and I really felt welcome, so my guess is that this drawing
will be in oil soon.


"Scheepsrestauratie." Arnhem, Holland.
(Ships restoration.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.



"Scheepsrestauratie II." Arnhem, Holland.
(Ships restoration II.) Indian ink on Kraftliner.
Approx.18 x 24 cm. Done with matchstick.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Herfstsluis." Doesburg.

I't getting herfstig (Autumn like) around here.
slowly the gold colors with yellow and brown are
becoming more and more obvious, ...


"Herfstsluis." Doesburg, Holland.
(Autumnlock.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Two sketches. Arnhem.

All kinds of appointments today and only had time to
sketch a little during a coffee break in the morning, ...



"Café Meijers." Arnhem, Holland.
(Cafe Meijers.) Indian ink on 300 grms.Craftliner
18 x 24 cm.


"Maandagmorgen terras." Arnhem, Holland.
(Mondaymorning terras.) Indian ink on 300 grms. Light yellow paper.
18 x 24 cm.

Both done with a matchstick again, ...

Friday, September 19, 2008

"Morninglight." Laag Keppel.

Not fully recovered yet, but I just had to get out and paint.
That's a downside of being a daily painter, it's highly addictive, ...

This spot I had in mind for days now, reading a book about David Curtis
I search for all kind of stuff with boats or water, ...


"Morgenlicht." Laag Keppel, Holland.
(Morninglight.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"St.Martinuskerk" Oud Zevenaar.

I was thinking of walking over that path I mentioned yesterday,
But I never reached it, ....

This scene was to nice to let it pass.


"St.Martinuskerk." Oud Zevenaar, Holland.
(St.Martinuskerk) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Monday, September 15, 2008

"De Breit." Oud Zevenaar.

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had discovered some new
spots along a so called "kerkenpad" to paint.
("Achter de Prei." Oud Zevenaar.)
Today I made the first one,
I guess some others will follow soon because
the weather is marvelous around here, ...
A real Indian Summer (Oudewijvenzomer, to put it in Dutch.)


"De Breit." Oud Zevenaar, Holland.
(De Breit.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Today at Benninks. Arnhem.

Been lucky today, ... they had a "new boat" at Bennink,
a shipyard just on the other side of the IJssel, a river that
runs along my hometown, ...


"Bij Bennink." Arnhem, Holland.
(At Benninks.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Still sketching. Westervoort.

I enjoyed sketching yesterday so much that I did it today also,
bit closer to home, though.


"Huissens pontje." Westervoort, Holland.
(Huissens ferry.)


"Huissen." Westervoort, Holland.
(Huissen.)


"Lossen."Westervoort, Holland.
(Unloading.)


"Uiterwaarden Westervoort." Westervoort, Holland.
(floodplains Westervoort.)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Dinsdag schetsdag. Doesburg

Didn't feel for painting today, but to make some doodles
was just fine.

Nice weather, and relaxed sketching what else could you want?


"Sluisje." Doesburg, Holland.
(Lock.) Indian ink on 300 grms watercolor-paper.
18 x 24 cm.


"Doesburg." Doesburg, Holland.
(Doesburg.)Indian ink on 300 grms watercolor-paper.
18 x 24 cm.


"Haventje." Giesbeek, Holland.
(Harbour.) Indian ink on 300 grms watercolor-paper.
18 x 24 cm.

All are done with a matchstick and a drop of Indian ink.
Edward Wesson made me do it, hehehehe.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

"Kom aan boord." Arnhem.

While I was biking back home yesterday I noticed this spot,
even better a tucked away harbour in the middle of willow-trees.
Today I just had to go back, it has potential as you can see here.

"Kom aan boord." Arnhem, Holland.
(Come on board.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

"Spookscheepjes." Arnhem.

Visited a (new) shipyard today. It's quite a modern one so it wasn't
easy to find a nice spot, that was until I saw these boats. They delivered
me a title and the inspiration, ...


"Spookscheepjes." Arnhem, Holland.
(Ghostships.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

"Gele streep II." Arnhem.

After a big bike tour yesterday without finding
one nice spot I decided to go to Arnhem and just paint some boats.
usually that works, ... strangely.

Everything is worth painting, ... so it seems.

"Gele streep II." Arnhem,Holland.
(Yellow line II.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.