Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Daar waar hemel en Aarde samenkomen." Huissen, Holland.

"Daar waar hemel en Aarde samenkomen, daar dartelt de lente rond."

That was what I was thinking while painting this, this afternoon.

Free translated;
"Over there where the sky reaches the Earth there spring is jumping around."

This text is mainly from a song by the band "De Kift."


"Daar waar hemel en Aarde samenkomen." Huissen, Holland.
(Over there where the sky reaches the Earth there spring is jumping around.)
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Kan het nog grijzer?" Arnhem, Holland.

Trying to cut myself loose from those boats,...

The main down part of grey weather is the lack
off shadows, there is almost no visual contrast.

Ah well the temps are rising so somehow somewhere
spring is trying.


"Kan het nog grijzer?" Arnhem, Holland.
(Can it get any greyer?)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Nog geen lente." Zevenaar, Holland.

No they aren't blooming yet, ... ow how I longing for spring!

Just an other grey day,


"Nog geen lente." Zevenaar, Holland.
(No spring yet.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Achter Hielkje." Arnhem, Holland.

Strange this the first time I couldn't come up
with a title, ...

The boat in the back is Hielkje I painted it before
and it feels a little like stalking, hehehe.


"Voor Hielkje." Arnhem, Holland.
(Before Hielkje.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Afgedekt." Huissen, Holland.

Finally some weather to get outside.
Not that it was complete spring with Sun and so on
but well worth to paint.


"Afgedekt." Huissen, Holland.
(Covered up.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Burgers Zoo. Arnhem, Holland.

It is still horrible grey around here, ... and today
I thought why not make the best of it by sketching in a zoo?
It was way more tricky then I thought, but well worth it.

Here is a compilation of the mammals, I have also one of the fish,
but that ones for tomorrow.


Sepia and pencil on chamois yellow 300grms paper.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Gestrand." Huissen, Holland.

Finally a little bit of light here in Holland.
One more day of that grey weather and I would go mad, ...

Not sparkling though but enough to find a spot.


"Gestrand." Huissen, Holland.
(Stranded.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Too grey, much to grey!!

Couldn't find any spot to paint, ... sooo horrible grey around here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

"Verlaten." Westervoort, Holland.

Awful grey today, ... drizzling to.

This is an old stone factory, ... abandoned so every little
tree is free to grow where it wants, awesome!


"Verlaten." Westervoort, Holland.
(Abandoned.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

I even saw some deers, ...



You have to know that this is quite a build up area!

Friday, February 13, 2009

"Georgeus." Arnhem, Holland.

So sorry, ... a boat, ... again!

I think I have become addicted, maybe I should seek counseling?
But then again Liza Hirst is painting houses for ages now, hehehe.


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

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Rode Tjalk." Arnhem, Holland.

As promised, a boat!

What a surprise that is, hehehe


"Rode Tjalk." Arnhem, Holland.
(Red Tjalk.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Oud maar levend." Arnhem, Holland.

Hey no boats today?!

Nope not today, although I painted one, but it's not
yet finished. So tomorrow a boat again.

This is made in the floodplains of the Rhine though.

These are ancient willows, hopefully I will be able to paint
those in the background also one day.


"Oud maar levend." Arnhem, Holland.
(Old but still alive.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Drijvend landschap." Westervoort, Holland.

It is soaking wet outside, snow, rain, wind & everything together
and I thought painting under a bridge would help, ... no way!

At least it gave a splendid reflection in the puddles that where forming,
all muddy as well, ... wonder how Sarah Wimperis came up with that title?!


"Drijvend landschap." Westervoort, Holland.
(Floating landscape.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, February 09, 2009

"Droge neus." Arnhem, Holland.

Same spot as Friday, only a few meters back.
You can recognize the other ship from Friday.
The water was even lower as then, not so sunny though, and bitterly cold.


"Droge neus." Arnhem, Holland.
(Dry nose.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, February 06, 2009

"Nieuw stekkie! " Arnhem, Holland.

Wow, what a great world this is!!
First I went to visit Eric Janssen, a fellow artist
here in Arnhem living on the boat "Valér"

He asked me if I did know that little spot on the other side
of Arnhem? I didn't so he explained where it was.
Rushed over there and what do you know, A WHOLE NEW PAINTING SPOT!!!

I was happy like a child that got a gift, ... Eric thanks!!


"Het nieuwe stekkie." Arnhem, Holland.
(The new spot.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

"Tussen het roer." Nijmegen, Holland.

Been lucky today, had a splitting headache and been nauseous
the whole day. What's lucky about that? Easy it was drizzling grey weather
the whole day, not even worth watching out of the window and I was lucky that
I was able to paint two painting yesterday.

So here it is, ... the first one from yesterday.


"Tussen het roer." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Between the rudder.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

"Tel de eenden." Nijmegen, Holland.

They promised sunny weather, but I guess it won't happen today.
(the Sun has already set.) Pity, ... but never the less it was
a dry day, and I enjoyed myself again in Nijmegen.


"Tel de eenden." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Count the ducks.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Filmed !

No painting today, had some business of domesticated nature.
I received a mail from Arnhem Direct (an online magazine) They had a feature
about a place where I painted last year, and they put a video
of me on it while I was painting that street.

This painting:


"Ochtendnevel." Arnhem, Holland.
(Morning haze.)Oil on panel.
22 x 30 cm.

> Here < the link to the video (5:35 min.)

Sunday, February 01, 2009

"Nog steeds wat ijs." Zutphen, Holland.

Jumping back into the future, ... Thursday that is.
This was the first one that day, a lovely morning Sun
although a bit cold, and still some ice on the water
it was a nice start of a great day!


"Nog steeds wat ijs." Zutphen, Holland.
(Still some ice.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.