Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Destin to Thailand." Lobith, Holland.

The second and third from yesterday.
As you can see this spot is quite international
German and France flags everywhere. hehehe

"Destin to Thailand." Lobith, Holland.
Oil on Panel. 24 x 30 cm.

"Duitse vlag." Lobith, Holland.
(German flag.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, March 30, 2009

"Koning Winter z'n baard." Lobith, Holland.

Exhausted but very satisfied, ...
A bike bike tour to the border of The Netherlands, there
where the Rhine enters Holland. I saw on Maps that
there was some harbours as well over there, and I made some
paintings of boats as well, ... first this one.

The last from today, King Winter is leaving Holland!
He has shaved his beard and hang the hairs all over the
country, ... "Goodbye King, hello Spring!"

"Koning Winter z'n baard." Lobith, Holland.
(Kings beard.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, March 27, 2009

"Achter de boomgaard." Westervoort, Holland.

sometimes things just won't work out the way
you want. This one it a good example of it,
I was strucked by the bright light that bounced
of the white house (not visible) but during
my session the weather changed soo often that it
was impossible to keep track, ...

"Achter de boomgaard." Westervoort, Holland.
(Behind the orchard.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Drie schapen en een auto." Westervoort, Holland.

Rushed outside this morning after
seeing a huge rain area approaching on internet.
Stayed close to home and maneged to finish
just before the rain started, ... lucky me! :-D

"Drie schapen en een auto." Westervoort, Holland.
(Three sheep and a car.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Twee wilgen." Lathum, Holland.

No fun today, more a struggle wind rain hail and bright sun.
I can handle a lot (I think) but wind, ... it's driving me nuts!

Had to tweak it a little bit at home, those little branches just
are impossible to paint with that much wind.

"Twee wilgen." Lathum, Holland.
(Two willows.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, March 23, 2009

"Scheepstattoo." Nijmegen, Holland.

It's awful weather around here, and after
those great days it's even harder to bare.
On the other hand is great weather to prepare
a few panels and look around on Internet to see
if I can find a spot to stay this spring, when
all the bulbs are blooming again.

Anyway I post the last one from the series of three
I made last Thursday, this ones the first that day
to be exact.

Scheepstattoo." Nijmegen, Holland
(Ship-tattoo.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm. (sold.)

Here a screenshot of a local weather-station:

(bron: KNMI)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Langs de Waal." Nijmegen, Holland.

To give you an idea how beautiful Nijmegen is from a distance
here one I made Thursday. To be precise this one was the second
that day, you can scroll down to see the third and finale one from
that day.

Nijmegen is very old they found even romaines traces, ...
the bridge is together with the church very prominent
for the surrounding area although it's not a big church, rather
small even but standing very high it's quiet a view.

"Langs de Waal." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Along the Waal.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"Klein groen bootje." Arnhem, Holland.

One thing about running ahead on schedule is that
you can take a day off. so today I had a lovely bike trip
together with my girlfriend.

This ones from Friday.

"Klein groen bootje." Arnhem, Holland.
(Little green boat.) Oil on board.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Onrust naast Toms boot." Arnhem, Holland.

It's awesome weather around here so I am running ahead of schedule
with my paintings, ...

This ones made also yesterday, I wanted to bike further away
but my eye caught this scene that I just couldn't resist.

"Onrust naast Toms boot." Arnhem, Holland.
(disorder besides Toms boat.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Btw. Toms boat I painted before > Here <

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Tegenlicht." Nijmegen, Holland.

This painting really was from yesterday, but I
was way to tiered to upload it yesterday evening.

Biked all te way to Nijmegen (a large city approx. 20 km South)
and painted three paintings over there. So you can imagine.

Three a day, a nice title for a new blog, although
I think I am not gonna keep that up. I have no idea
how to upload them all so if you want to see them immediately
you have to go to my website.


"Tegenlicht." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Contre joure.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Hoogwater komt." Gendt, Holland.

One awesome day today, it's definitely spring at least
that's what I felt. Made three today, but I only will post one.
If you want to see the other two as well you have to visit my website.

"Hoogwater komt." Gendt, Holland.
(Hightide is coming.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Fragiel." Westervoort, Holland.

Didn't feel like "sketch-hunting" today,
so some doodling at home, ...

"Fragiel." Westervoort, Holland.
(Fragile.) Oil on canvas paper.
Approx. 18 x 24 cm.

Friday, March 13, 2009

"Groen schip." Arnhem, Holland.

Bennik, a shipyard on the other side of the IJssel
has towed a new barge on shore, ... every time a feast!

"Groen schip." Arnhem, Holland.
(Green ship.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

"Voor Rob." Westervoort, Holland.

Lousy LOUSY weather here, drizzling rain or rainy drizzle.

While visiting Rob IJbema in Wales he had a very nice sheep skull
later on he send it to me with the remark that I should paint it
someday, ... what a better day then today to do that.

So Rob, here you go.

"Voor Rob." Weservoort, Holland.
(Pour Rob.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Spiegelkade." Arnhem, Holland.

Today's effort, ... a lovely morning inside my comfort zone.

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Ganzen II " Anrhem, Holland.

Not perfect yet, but I am getting the hang of it.
At least I can see where it's not correct, ....

You learn a lot by painting live animals plein air!
One thing for example lure the beast with correct food,
geese love bread but when the eaten it there gone again,
better to give them apples they have a lot more problems with
it so they stay a lot longer on one place. A second thing is
to clean up everything BEFORE feeding the animals, nothing
is more frustrating than cleaning your palette and brushes while
those geese are eating the bread. I think it's even smarter to pre-
mix some of the colors before lureing them.

"Ganzen II." Arnhem, Holland.
(Geese II.)Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Btw. Annelotte from the blog Ontspindocter had an idea on a forum called:
"Playing now" I thought it would be a nice idea here as well, ...
This is what I am fond listening to lately while I paint. (mp3 player)

Starting off with Kate Bush - An Architect's Dream
Youtube 4:48 min.

Monday, March 09, 2009

"Geiten." Arnhem, Holland.

What no geese today???
No not today, although I painted them they aren't finished
yet. It was way to windy and rainy to get it right.

while walking back to my bike I noticed that they also had
some stables with goats, pigs cows and chicken in them.
So again a new spot to paint, especially during lousy weather!

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

Little Update for Rob, ...

You really should buy a new monitor someday Rob, ... ;-)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Ganzen (nummer heelveel) Arnhem.

This afternoon I visited an other kids farm,
one in Arnhem. It's more how it should be
I think not as clean as the other two I visited.

My idea is that you have to stand with your boots
in the mud when you visit such a place, and I must
say, this farm was much more inspiring.

"Ganzen." Arnhem, Holland.
(Geese(number enormously many))Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Gucks, ....

Here some more of my struggle painting Geese, or Ducks.
I don't know yet what to call them, ... practice, practice, practice!

I did some study by the local kids farm today, ...

but First thank you all sooo much for the nice comments
ant tips I really appreciate it!

"Ganzen." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Geese.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Hope this is better, ....

Friday, March 06, 2009

"Ganzen." Zevenaar, Holland.

This is probably the hardest painting in 2009 for now
at least. Those animals really are hard to draw ore paint.

Tweaked it a lot in my studio, but I still aren't that satisfied.

"Ganzen." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Geese.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

"Klein bruin bootje." Arnhem, Holland.

It was lousy weather today, and I didn't feel like painting.

Luckily I had one painting to go, so here it is:

"Klein bruin bootje." Arnhem, Holland.
(Little brown boat.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

"Achter de heg." Westervoort, Holland.

stayed a little closer at home today, way to windy!

Sheltered behind a barn it was still gorgeous to paint outside.

"Achter de heg." Westervoort, Holland.
(Behind the hedge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"Gegeten roer." Rheden, Holland.

I know, I know never paint something strange,
people will not read it as you mend.
But I couldn't resist this strange rudder, all
eaten away by water and fungi.

"Gegeten roer." Rheden, Holland.
(Eaten rudder. )Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, March 02, 2009

"Klein blauw bootje." Rheden, Holland.

I really can't help it, ... again a boat.
and for that matter I made two today, both boats
but I will be careful and post only one at the time.

"Klein blauw bootje." Rheden, Holland.
(Little blue boat.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Dagje Zutphen II. Holland.

Here it is, the fist one from yesterdays paintday in Zutphen.

"Bult van Ketjen." Zutphen, Holland.
(Hill from Ketjen.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Dagje Zutphen. Holland.

A nice day in Zutphen today, ...

Made two, but I gonna place the second one first.

"Pilaren van hotel Eden." Zutphen, Holland.
(Pillars of hotel Eden.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.