Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Gele vlaggen." Rotterdam, Holland.

As I said yesterday I am jumping back and forward in time, today is back again
in Rotterdam, where I painted with Alberto (see Thursdays posting)
We both painted the tug boats that where laying there.
He was just a few metres behind me, so you really can see the difference
in style and approach of our work and subject.

Do have a look > over there <


"Gele vlaggen." Rotterdam, Holland.
(Yellow flags.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, January 30, 2009

"Voor de boeg." Zutphen, Holland.

I am jumping a bit back and forward in time the last couple of days.
That's because I painted a lot this week, two a day, and traveled a lot
(for me that is) by train. so every day I was late at home and just
maneged to upload one, .... but the good part of this is that I can
upload through the weekend as well :-)

This one I made yesterday, a Sunny springy day in Zutphen.
Maybe a bit too complex, but once you've seen those boats in real
you're never gonna forget them, ...


"Voor de boeg." Zutphen, Holland.
(For the bow.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Museumhaven Rotterdam, Holland.

The day before yesterday I met Alberto Valentini, an Italian painter
living here in Holland. We met on the Museum-harbour in Rotterdam, a great
site with all kinds of historical ships surrounded by enormously high high-tech
buildings, ... you could paint fore ever over there also because there are
enough locations to get something to drink or eat, hehehe


Museumhaven. Rotterdam, Holland.
(Museum-harbour.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Zij aan zij." Nijmegen, Holland.

A bit late but as promised the one from Monday.



"Zij aan zij." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Side on side.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, January 26, 2009

"Voor anker." Nijmegen, Holland.

An unbelievable day today, almost a touch of spring!!

Maneged to make two today, but the last one needs some tweaking.
The light is soooo fast although so golden all the time.

Marvelous, just marvelous!


"Voor anker." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Anchor.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"De pilaar." Arnhem, Holland.

This is almost sacred ground, ... at the base
of the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem.

Many people know what has happened here during the second World war.


"De pilaar." Arnhem, Holland.
(The pillar.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Nibor." Arnhem, Holland.

Don't know what it is, but when I see a boat,
I have to look around if there is something to paint.

Here there was, although I removed almost everything behind the boat
to make it more interesting.

But hey that's possible with painting
so why not?!


"Nibor." Arnhem, Holland.
(Nibor.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, January 23, 2009

"Drijvende kerk." Duiven, Holland.

Wet, wet, soaking wet today, ...

Did found a spot under some sort of overhang.


"Drijvende kerk." Duiven, Holland.
(Floating church.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Valér." Arnhem, Holland.

Here you go the painting from yesterday as promised!

Now you can see why it needed some tweaking, I didn't maneged
to get everything in, in two hours time. (lights running)

I think it's like a little celebration, maybe a tribute to
the great happening yesterday on the other side of the great water.


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

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Aan banden." Arnhem, Holland.

Much better weather today, you even could call it a nice day!

Made two paintings today, but i will upload one and keep the other
for tomorrow, ... it needs some tweaking, hehehe.

What a historical day today!!

A new American president a black one, who could ever imagine that?!
Hoped maybe, but thought it could really happen?

Congratulation America!!


"Aan banden." Arnhem, Holland.
(Tied up.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Vijf op een rij." Velp, Holland.

Made this one Friday afternoon.
I saw it so often and always knew I gonna paint it someday.
It's quite a challenge because there is much to much to paint
and in real it's a bit larger that wouldn't work in the composition
so I cranked it all a bit. Gives a nice cartooning look though.


"Vijf op een rij." Velp, Holland.
(Five in a row.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Bijna droog. " Arnhem, Holland.

Never knew that wet sand and water besides a ship was
so difficult to grasp, ...


"Bijna droog." Arnhem, Holland.
(Almost dry.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Duikertje." Loo, Holland.

Wow, that was difficult to get started again after
so many white days of fun, ... everything is green and grey
again here in Holland.

This is a little one made in the floodplains of the Rhine,
I guessed it would be a nice start to get used to all the green again.


"Duikertje." Loo, Holland.
(Culvert.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Laatste rondje." Duiven, Holland.

Probably the last day of ice fun here.
They forecast melt, ... and who knows when it's gonna freeze again?
It was great fun to paint all those ice winter scenes.



"Laatste rondje." Duiven, Holland.
(Last round.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

"IJspret." Westervoort, Holland.

This could well be the last day this is possible
tomorrow they forecast melting.
I made this one yesterday, what a feast!
The girl in the red coat skated up and down and
was excited how I was maneged to put her into my painting.

And no, their is no resemblance, hehehe.


"IJspret." westervoort, Holland.
(Ice fun.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"IJsmuziek." Velp, Holland.

This one I made also yesterday, ... the ice was too bad to skate
on but thick enough to paint.

To bad, ... but I couldn't resist to capture the great Sunset light here.


"IJsmuziek." Velp, Holland.
(Ice music.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, January 09, 2009

"IJvrij !! " Velp, Holland.

It's really unbelievable beautiful over here!!
I hardly can keep up with all the scenes everywhere.


"IJsvrij !!" Velp, Holland.
(Ice free !!) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

"Winterwandeling." Arnhem, Holland.

It's still aweful wonderful winterwonderland around here.
A bit too cold so now and then my oil nearly freesed today.
But it is way to beautiful to stay inside.


"Winterwandeling." Arnhem, Holland.
(Winterstroll.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

"Vanaf het ijs." Westervoort, Holland.

Effort form this morning, at first I was the only one
on the ice, with my MP3 player on what maybe
isn't a good idea after all because a girl came by
and started ice skating, but she gave it up because
the ice was cracking to much, ...

Could be a lesson?! ... Maybe one in the top 100 as well!


"Vanaf het ijs." Westervoort, Holland.
(From the ice.) Oil on panel
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

"Snow !!!" westervoort, Holland.

Made this one yesterday as well,
but due to a headache today, I wasn't able to sketch hunt.


"Sneeuw !!!" Westervoort, Holland.
(Snow !!!) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

"Gedeeld huis." Doorn, Holland.

One from last year, ... that's sounds old
but it really isn't!!


"Gedeeld huis." Doorn, Holland.
(Split living.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

"Welkom in 2009." Doorn, Holland.

The first one from 2009!

A great gateway to the new year I reckoned, I hope
for everybody a peaceful and happy year!


"Welkom in 2009." Doorn, Holland.
(Welcome in 2009.) Oil on canvas.
approx. 24 x 30 cm.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Amersfoort, Holland.

A lovely last paint out in 2008 with fellow artist Marco vd. Wielen

He made also a Youtube movie about our adventures, .. have a look!

Paint out Amersfoort. (Youtube 3:41 min)


"Cafeetje Amersfoort." Amersfoort, Holland.
(Cafe Amersfoort.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.