Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"De Wereld beneden II." Loowaard, Holland.

Yesterday I've got a short message from Eric,

"The lighting effect is there!!"

So this morning an other go, .... thanks Eric!


"De Wereld beneden II." Loowaard, Holland.
(The World beneath II.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, June 29, 2009

"Café Faber." Nijmegen, Holland.

Don't know what it is, maybe I am hooked on painting
little pubs, ... they are soo cosy or even better

"Gezellig!"

(translate that for a change ;-) )


"Café Faber." Nijmegen, Holland.
(Cafe Faber.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Don't think that I drink each time that I paint a pub!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

"Arnhems station." Arnhem, Holland.

Today's effort, ...

It's terrible here, the light is just like pea-soup,
soooo grey, there isn't any contrast what so ever!


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

Friday, June 26, 2009

"Café De Gildebroeders." Velp, Holland.

I didn't had much time today, so a little
sketch, lots of fun those little cafes!


"Café De Gildebroeders." Velp, Holland.
(Cafe fraternity of brothers (?)) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Morris-day!

So one from yesterday, ...

If you look carefully you can see some fishes swimming around.


"Nog net te zien." Westervoort, Holland.
(Just visible.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"De wereld beneden." Loowaard, Holland.

My first attempt to paint Erics boats propeller with rudder

We had a great laugh btw. because in Dutch a prop for a ship
just calls screw, ... so Titling this painting "Screw Eric"
was a bit too obvious.

Anyway it didn't turned out so well, the water wasn't so clear
as I expected and there was some wind on top of that. The first
time I saw this you could look clearly under the boat and even see
the other end of the rudder and the propeller as well very detailed.

We agreed to give it an other shot when everything looks better
I will get noticed by Eric by that time.

So here goes number I.



"De wereld beneden I." Loowaard, Holland.
(The world beneath I.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Benninksmolen ." Doetinchem, Holland.

After a little repair job by my father, I had some
time left to paint this lovely black mill.



"Benninksmolen." Doetinchem, Holland.
(Benninks mill.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, June 19, 2009

"Vol in bloei." Westervoort, Holland.

Sometimes you just have a little luck, ...
Today I had some, after looking around for quiet a while
I thought it doesn't gonna happen today, and I turned and
this is what I saw, ... lucky me!


"Vol in bloei." Westervoort, Holland.
(Full blooming.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Over het inlaatwerk." Westevoort, Holland.

Today it was my self called "Morris-day" that means maintenance
on my old Morris Minor (build in 1968) It's turning out to a complete
restoration though, but I have time on my side so in shouldn't matter.

Luckily I made one more painting yesterday, near home.
Its a structure made during the cold war, and was mend to slow down
the USSR army when they should invade The Netherlands. The plan was
to block the Rhine, IJssel and so on to flood a huge area with an certain
level of water, ... not too much otherwise they could use boats, and not
to low otherwise vehicles could drive through. This is the inlet part of
the structure, you should imagine that there where many more along the river
so most part of The Netherland would be protected by it.


"Over het inlaatwerk." Westervoort, Holland.
(Over the Inlet.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

More info about the so called "IJsselline ----- > overthere <

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"De gloed onderlangs." Arnhem, Holland.

I just had to paint this glow, ...


"De gloed onderlangs." Arnhem, Holland.
(The glow beneath." Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Hee ouwe knar." Loowaard, Holland.

Also from yesterday, it was quite a struggle to push
the background back, it was not so far away you know.

the haziness helped a little, ..


"Hee ouwe knar." Loowaard, Holland.
(Hey old chap.) Oil on panel.
15 x 24 cm.

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Gezonken vissers vriend." Loowaard, Holland.

I am such a softy, ...

Couldn't resist to paint this little chap.


"Gezonken vissers vriend." Loowaard, Holland.
(Sunken fishermen's friend.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Even bijpraten." Arnhem, Holland.

A leftover from last week, I thought I had
too tweak it so much, I saved it for the weekend.

I found this scene much too nice to sand it down, ...


"Even bijpraten." Arnhem, Holland.
(Chit Chatting.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

"Hanzestad Doesburg." Doesburg, Holland.

A great festival today in Doesburg an ancient city nearby
There was even a painting contest, but I didn't join
"I don't like competitions!"

Anyway a lovely day, nice weather lots of people to paint
and a great bike tour on top of it all.


"Hanzestad Doesburg." Doesburg, Holland.
(Hanseatic city Doesburg.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.

Here the link to their site:

Hanzestad Doesburg.

Friday, June 12, 2009

"Eerste boom rechts." Westervoort, Holland.

This is a quick sketch of the first tree out of my hometown.
I think it doesn't going to stay that long, there are all kind
of buildings approaching.


"Eerste boom rechts." Westervoort, Holland.
(First tree on the right.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Achter het koor." Arnhem, Holland. (w.i.p.)

Kevin Menck did some what he called Class C demos lately and
this inspired me to give it a try also.

This is the first time I did a w.i.p. on a cityscape, and for that matter
also the first time I did the initial sketch with Cadm. Yellow.

So here we go, ... enjoy!

First the scene:

The main church in Arnhem, a big city near the town I life.


Detailed shot of my setup plus the initial sketch, ..


I sketch rather thin so it works a lot like watercolor even so good that you almost can make several layers.


Because the church had such a prominent color I put that in first, ..


After that the sky and getting to the block-in or better working on the contrast, ... using a large brush.


Getting into the detail more and more, using a palette knife as well in this stage.


The final stage on location, when I feel the light has shifted soo much that
it's become an other painting I stop, and have a second look on it in my
studio.


"Achter het koor." Arnhem, Holland.
(behind the choir.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Here the finale result, notice I put in some more contrast to show the light
source a bit more and made the car park a lot darker so you look over it
much faster. I like the yellow sketch peaking through here and there, how I
can use it more often I don't know yet, maybe a sketch in bright red will have
a go soon as well.

So there you have it a w.i.p. from a cityscape, hope you liked it.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"Sonsbeek." Arnhem, Holland.

Didn't had the chance to tell more over the project yesterday.
It's not much anyway because the guy I met told me that there
would be a website about this "project" but there isn't.

In short the "project" will be a learning process for young people
who are going to restore this old vessel. I think you will see
some more of the boat in the future because it will stay here for
at least one year. I am looking forward to see it grow and I reckon
I will paint it more.

Ow, btw. this is one of the other paintings I made yesterday as well.


"Sonsbeek." Arnhem, Holland.
Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm.

During this work Henk-Jan Winkeldermaat (from Punkmedia)
came by and made a photo of me in full action :-P

Monday, June 08, 2009

"Het nieuw project." Arnhem, Holland.

Just a quick upload, ... and I am off
for some more painting.

I will tell more about this project tonight.



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

Sunday, June 07, 2009

"Rozenheg." Westervoort, Holland.

A lovely afternoon in my own hometown.
Although a bit tricky with all that green
and not much structural features I think
it was well worth painting.


"Rozenheg." Westervoort, Holland.
(Rose hedge.) Oil on panel.
24 x 30 cm.

Friday, June 05, 2009

"Markt Zevenaar." Zevenaar, Holland.

Two today, ...


"Markt Zevenaar." Zevenaar, Holland.
(Market in Zevenaar.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.


"Richting Zevenaar." Duiven, Holland.
(Heading Zevenaar.) Oil on panel.
18 x 24 cm.