Monday, May 18, 2009

"Ik, ik sta nog steeds." Velp, Holland.

Each time I bike along this tree from a far distance
and each time I almost can hear him call,

"Paint me, paint me!"

So today we met each other and you can see he could tell a long story,
if he could, ... Glad we met.


"Ik, ik sta nogsteeds." Velp, Holland.
(I, I still standing.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

12 comments:

Dick Rink said...

The tree must be very satisfied with the result. Hopefully you two stay together for a long, long time.

splynch said...

He is lovely! They talk to me like that sometimes too, I have been considering therapy.

Erin Spencer said...

What a noble tree! Wonderful painting...so bright and really cheerful!

Leslie Sealey said...

What a majestic-looking tree! I think it's a fine portrait.

Erik said...

Great painting, beautiful tree along with one those famous Dutch skies.

AtelierBrigitte said...

This one is really great!! Such a "majesteuze" (don't know the word in English) tree deserved to be painted!

rob ijbema said...

you silly tree hugger you!
mooi gedaan jochie

Keith Tilley said...

You make me jealous. I wish I had some trees like that around here. What a great subject and what a nice painting of it!

René PleinAir. said...

Thank you all for the nice comment,
it's much appreciated!

I not having a relationship with trees Dick, but I guess you mean it well.

I will consider it Splynch, but it doesn't bother me, ... yet.

Thanks Erin.

It painted itself Leslie, I guess that the tree helped a bit.

Thanks Erik, those skies are difficult these days they come and go sooo fast, and everything changes with them.

Thanks Brigitte,
They aren't that much around are they?

Hehehe Rob, did you know Holland has even a big old tree in Nijmegen with a real postal address, ...

Ever thought about Bonsai's Keith?

laurens.paint.palette said...

Lovely job!

Sophie said...

deze is mooi. Heel goed schilderij, de majesteuze boom komt goed over.

Raluca C said...

good that you listened to the tree!
Great work,inspire so much silence and large open space!