Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shipyard Peters. revisited.

It's getting cold out here!!
"Waterkoud" they say in Holland by this weather,...
It's very foggy and the wind is blowing a little so every little heat
is immediately gone, ...

The good side of it is that it's grey, and it stays grey the whole day
good to paint a little more complex and go a little further then usually.

After that I had "Fun Time!" At least that's what I feel
by the sketching these little boats, .. with matchstick an sepia off course.

"Scheepswerf Peters." Angeren, Holland.
(Shipyard Peters.) Oil on board, 24 x 30 cm.

Sketch I Angeren, Holland.

Sketch II, Angeren, Holland.

Sketch III, Angeren, Holland.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Morgen mist." Duiven, Holland.

Little head ache so no comment,

Here today's effort:

"Morgen mist." Duiven, Holland.
(Morning fog.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

" Autumn has arrived." Westervoort, Holland.

It's still marvelous weather here, and all the leaves are still
hanging, .. more or less. So you don't have to go far to get a nice
spot to paint, .. in fact this is almost in my street, a few blocks away.

"Vos de Waelstraat." Westervoort, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Brecon Beacons Wales.

As I said yesterday, I've got my work back from Rob,
This was one of them "Brecon Beacons" just an awesome place.
And you have to imagine, for someone who's from Holland or better
The Netherlands, or even better "FLATLAND" never have flown
and within an hour after landing set up his gear to paint these kind
of sites is a bit too much, .. at first it wasn't much but today
with all the rain outside I just give it a go, ... and I think
it has now that tiny feeling of the awesomeness feeling it's gives i.r.l.

Brecon Beacons, Wales, Uk.
Oil on board, 24 x 30 cm.

Got my paintings!

Today I've got my paintings back from Llandrindod, .. thank you Rob!

It was a very nice trip and I still think about it quite often.

"Stal van Clive." Llandrindod, Wales, Uk.
(Clives farm.) Oil on paper.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Zaltbommel III. Holland.

So here is the last one from the serie of Zaltbommel.
I hadn't got the time anymore yesterday evening to tweak it a little,
yes I do tweak some of my work a little. Mainly because not always
the paint dries fast enough to go over it again, for example here
the white of the house was to dull and the shadow on it to dark.

"Zaltbommel III." Zaltbommel, Holland.
Oil on board 24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Been to Zaltbommel today, a little commission work as well
looks like it is commission season now, but I was a nice trip
and I had a good art-book thanks to Rob. These kind of commissions
are a bit tricky, you travel to a city you hardly know and have to
go for it more ore less, ... with a camera it's much easier you
shoot 10,000 photo's and look at home if you hit something.
With painting it's a bit different you only have 3 maybe 4 bullets
so to speak, ...

"Zaltbommel I" Zaltbommel, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

"Zaltbommel II." Zaltbommel, Holland.
Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Two of four. Giesbeek II Holland.

So here is # II I mentioned it earlier in > this < post
that I am paint four seasonal paintings for the owner of this
farm. It's a tricky business because you hardly can see the house.
Also I wanted to give a view how much land surounding it, so a little
distance is needed. I hope winter will reveal some more of the house.

"Herfstvuur." Giesbeek II, Holland.
(Autumn fire.) Oil on board. 24 x 36 cm.

"Dennemorge." Beekbergen, Holland.

Yes we also got Dennemorgens in Holland,
at least that was what I was thinking while painting this one.

"Dennemorgen." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Pine morning.) Oil on paper. approx. 20 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Denneavond." Beekbergen, Holland.

One from my latest trip to Beekbergen.

"Denneavond." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Pine tree evening.)Oil on paper approx 20 x 30 cm.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Muurhuizen. Amersfoort.

A little commission, but never the less great fun to do.

"Muurhuizen." Amersfoort, Holland.
(Wall-houses.) Oil on board 22 x 30 cm.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

"Tipisch." Beekbergen, Holland.

As promised here some more work from my days in the Forrest.
I don't now why they are placing the wood this way, but in the early
morning it's gives a strange mood, ... tipi's or typisch?

"Tipisch." Beekbergen, Holland.
(Tipi's.) Oil on paper. approx 20 x 30 cm.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Back!! (again)

First of all, Rob thank you so much for lending me your
book about Kevin Macpherson!! I've read it 3 times in a row
and started very carefully with his palette, and it works!!

There are some drawbacks, one of them is the speed of painting.
You always have to mix in two steps one for the right color and
one for the right value and that cost time. Maybe it will become
a little faster once you learn to do it more. The other is the contrast
that he's talking about, there are days here in Holland that there aren't
any and then it becomes quite hard to do how he does.

But over all it's been a wonderful experience and I intend to use his
palette for a little longer. Painted a lot with it during my absence, this
is one of them, if you want to see them all go visit my website, or wait
a while when I post them here.

"'t Fietspad." Beekbergen, Holland.
(The Bike path.) Oil on paper. approx 19 x 29 cm.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Off for a few days.

So I am off for a few days, together with my Girlfriend.

We rented a cabin near Apeldoorn so I will paint a lot of
autumn colors I guess.

As a goodbey this painting from Llandrindod, ...

"Llandrindod." Wales, UK.
(Llandrindod.)Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.

See you soon!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Arnhem, Holland.

As I said, it's a bit hard to get going again here in Holland,
after such a nice trip. But I like cityscapes and the buzz of people everywhere
strange I never noticed it, but now I am back I enjoy it just as more.

"Musislicht." Arnhem, Holland.
(Musislight.)Oil on board. 16 x 24 cm.

"Gele boom." Arnhem, Holland.
(Yellow tree.)Oil on board. 18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Three sheep

Not much time today,
so here one of Wales, .. what a memory!

"Drie schapen." Wales, UK.
(Tree sheep.:-))Oil on board. 24 x 18 cm.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Laag Keppel revisited

I knew this was a nice and quite spot to get going again, so why not?

"Sluisje over." Laag Keppel, Holland.
(Over the dock.) Oil on board. approx. 24 x 16 cm.

And off course one from wales,

"Clive's schapen." Wales,UK.
(Clive's sheep.) Oil on board 22 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

"The last tree." Wales, UK.

Well I am back again, after a great week of painting with great
people in a great country with great views and great trees as well!

I wish to thanks Mandy, Rob, Rubin and Toby a lot!

Mandy for the nice evening walks with the dog, I will never forget that.
Rob for giving me this opportunity, to stay and paint.
Rubin for the funny chat's during dinner.
And Toby for letting me share his bedroom, ...

Thank you all again so much for this memorable week!!

This tree was the last painting over there,
I just had to paint one of those, they are soooo beautiful!!

"De laatste boom." Wales, UK.
(The last tree.) Oil on board. 30 x 18 cm.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

"Just an other fence." Wales.

Not just an other fence though, .. it's just a few meters
away from the other one that I painted yesterday, ...

I opened the fence, because it's more inviting
but that was exactly what the cows thought also, ...
so there you got it:

Lesson 30.289.388.842.911.249.322.481

Never open a gate for compositional reasons!

(who said that painting was easy!?)

"Just an other fence." Wales, UK.
(Gewoon een ander hek.) Oil on board. approx. 30 x 18 cm.

Friday, October 03, 2008

"Wonder behind the fence." Wales.

The days here begins just like wonders,
I've tried to describe it, but I really can't
so just watch how I tried to paint it.

"Wonders behind the fence." Wales,UK.
(Wonder achter het hek.) Oil on board. approx. 18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, October 02, 2008


This is painters heaven!!
Everything is a fairytale out here even the house where
I am staying is a gem, ...

You can see my bedrooms window (top left)
And the view from there is just stunning, as everything else


"Robs house." Llandrindod, Wales.
(Robs house." Oil on board. approx. 18 x 24 cm.