Thursday, November 27, 2008

"Sterrenmakerij Bennik." Arnhem.

To cold and drizzling grey weather today, ...
you have no idea how frustrating that can be sooo enormously grey!
A nice day to go to a place that I had in mind for these kind
of days, the owner was busy welding some kind of fence together
with his companion, .. a lovely afternoon it was nice quiet and cosy.

"sterrenmakerij." Arnhem, Holland.
(Starmaking shop Bennik.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Station Arnhem Centraal." Arnhem.

I really was amazed that I could stand on a stage for two
hours without some professional asking what I was doing.
But it did gave a nice view and with the melting snow a nice

Cold though.

"Station Arnhem Centraal." Arnhem, Holland.
(Arnhem Station Central.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Laatste sneeuw." Velp, Holland.

Painted this Cafe earlier but I thought with all this
snow, it just had to be a lovely sight, ... and it is. (I think.)

It was very slippery this morning though i even crashed with my bike
and bent my steering, .. bugger!

Anyway it's still a lovely morning with some last snow.

"Laatste sneeuw." Velp, Holland.
(Last snow.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Laatste morgen." Eibergen.

Didn't feel like painting today, although it was lovely white outside.
So here one from last weekend.

I cleaned my palette instead and edited brunt Umber to my Kevin Macpherson
palette. I couldn't stand the time that it took to mix colors
painting sunsets and sunrises, it just took too long.

"Laatste morgen." Eibergen, Holland.
(Last morning.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Sneeuwmorgen." Eibergen.

Now that's a surprise, opening your curtains in a rented cabin
and see a winter-wonderland!!

Didn't know how fast I got outside to paint it, ...
in Holland these scenes never last long you know.

"Sneeuwmorgen." Eibergen, Holland.
(Snow-morning.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Utrecht Spoor." Utrecht.

Off for a few days, ... so busy packing.

Here one from a few weeks ago, ... Utrecht.

"Utrecht spoor." Utrecht, Holland.
(Utrecht Rail.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

See you Monday, ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Nog steeds overeind." Arnhem.

This building I had so long in the picture, ... it's quite a lonely building
surrounded by all kinds of industrial stuff.
Now that they have cut down some trees surrounding it it 's even more obvious
that it's gonna be disappear soon.

Sometimes it's almost a run against time to paint all those lovely old buildings
and country sides before they change it, again and again and again.

Yeah Holland isn't Holland anymore, they better can call it

"The Netherlands."

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

Ow btw. I did managed to sneak out yesterday altough it turned almost out to be
nocturnal, ...

"Oud en Nieuw." Westervoort, Holland.
(Old & new) Oil on panel. 16 x 24 cm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Paint Evocative Nocturnes

Due to some personal stuff I couldn't get out today.

But what a luck to find > this< interview from Michael Chesley Johnson over nocturnes.

A fine specimen of that is painted by Marc R. Hanson

'Palmetto Island by Night' - oil - 16x20 © Marc R. Hanson '08

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Wat is nieuw." Arnhem.

They still renovating the stages beside the Rhine in Arnhem, ...
To be honest it's doesn't look nice but the ships are still there
and that's always a huge reward to paint!

"Wat is nieuw." Arnhem, Holland.
(What's new.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Mother and child." Nijmegen.

Went to Nijmegen this afternoon to visit a fellow artist.
He had a new studio and I just had to see that!
(Mine is a whole lot bigger b.t.w.)

But crossing the Waal, I noticed all kind of boats
in the harbour, so I immediately knew where to paint.

"Moeder en kind." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Mother and child.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Daag herfst." Arnhem.

Autumn is almost over, it's been windy here in Holland
the last couple of days. There are just a few leafs hanging
on their fingernails I guess, to scared to make the big jump
into eternity.

"Daag herfst." Arnhem, Holland.
(bye autumn.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Af en aan. Westervoort.

It's funny to see that Rob's weather is usually one day ahead
then the dutch weather, ... so today is was coming and going with
the rain, clouds, sun and wind, ...

"Af en aan." Westervoort, Holland.
(coming and going.) Oil on board (panel)
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday marketday. Arnhem

Yes you're right, this is on the other side of the same Church.
Every Friday there is a market, with cloth, all kind of fabric,
vegetables, and other stuff and of course lots of people.

quite a challenge.

"Vrijdagmarkt." Arnhem, Holland.
(Friday marketday.)
Oil on board. 22 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


One positive thing about light pollution is that you can paint
almost everywhere, ... the only thing to keep in mind is to
keep you palette as limited as possible and that you stay in
a relative white light, now a days much of the streetlight in Holland
are high pressure mercury lights reddish that is, ....

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

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"De Ingang." Dieren.

Bit tired, so just today's effort.

"De Ingang." Dieren, Holland.
(The entrance.) Oil on board. 24 x 30 cm.